SOCIOLOGY 3155:
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
METHODS & ANALYSIS

SCHEDULE

HOMEWORK/
ASSIGNMENT DUE

21-Jan
MLK Day -- CLASS DOES NOT MEET
28-Jan
Welcome & introductions;
Statistics' role in the research process
Chapter 1
Joy of Stats video:
http://www.gapminder.org/videos/the-joy-of-stats/
4-Feb
Descriptive statistics; Measures of central tendency; Measures of dispersion (intro)

11-Feb
Measures of dispersion; the normal curve & Z scores
Chapters 4 & 5
Homework #1 Due
18-Feb
Z scores wrap-up; probability; sampling; introduction to inferential statistics; review for Exam #1
Chapters 5 & 6
Homework #2 Due Friday, Feb. 15 @ noon to my mailbox in Cina 228
25-Feb
Exam #1; lab time to work on project
4-Mar
Inferential statistics; estimation
Data Analysis Assignment #1 Due

Real-Time Population Data:http://www.worldometers.info/

11-Mar
Hypothesis testing (1- & 2-sample) Homework #3 Due
18-Mar
Spring Break
25-Mar
2-Sample hypothesis testing
1-Apr
ANOVA (intro); Data Analysis Projects; review for Exam #2
Chapter 10
Homework #4 Due Friday, March 29 @ noon to my mailbox in Cina 228
8-Apr
Exam #2; lab time to work on final project
15-Apr
ANOVA in SPSS; chi square; Introduction to association
Chapters 10 - 13
Data Analysis Assignment #2 Due
22-Apr
Association between nominal, ordinal & interval-ratio variables Homework #5 Due
29-Apr
Causality & statistical control; data analysis projects
Chapter 16
Homework #6 Due
6-May
Review for final exam; lab time for final project
FINAL PROJECTS DUE THURSDAY, MAY 9 @ 1 PM
13-May
FINAL EXAM: 6 - 7:55 PM
 RESOURCES DATA SETS Abridged General Social Survey 2010 (for HW assignments) RECODING A VARIABLE IN SPSS UNABRIDGED 2010 GSS DATA SET   GSS CODEBOOK   Discussion Question Schedule (Excerpted Readings) Statistics Applets — Interactive Tools to Aid in Understanding Statistical Concepts: Data Analysis Projects: MY HOME PAGE