Course Description

Course Name

Social Statistics

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
This course is an introduction to behavioral statistics, designed primarily for social science students. As much as possible, we will emphasize "social" examples because most of you are concentrating in sociology. Since most social scientists--including me--are not mathematicians, the theoretical derivation of statistical formulae will not be dealt with; nor will statistical procedures requiring knowledge beyond addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square root extraction, and basic algebra. In short, the purposes of the course are to acquaint social science students with the logic of social statistics, the computation and interpretation of statistical methods. You will also be introduced to the creation, management and statistical manipulation of data files using SPSS(statistical package for social science).

Required Readings

  • Spatz, Chris. 2012. Basic Statistics. Thompson Higher Education: CA. (10th edition)


*Course content subject to change