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Introductory Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This course introduces and applies fundamental statistical concepts, principles, and procedures to the analysis of data in the social and behavioral sciences. Students will learn computation, interpretation, and application of commonly used descriptive and inferential statistical procedures as they relate to social and behavioral research. These include z-test, t-test, bivariate correlation and simple linear regression with an introduction to analysis of variance and multiple regression. The course emphasizes on understanding normal distributions, sampling distribution, hypothesis testing, and the relationship among the various techniques covered, and will integrate the use of SPSS as a software tool for these techniques. This course is equivalent to SOSC 20004/30004, CHDV 20101/3010, PSYCH 20100, SOSC 26009/36009, and other introductory level applied statistics courses. This course is NOT equivalent to STAT 22000.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses
Summer College

Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 09

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Yanyan Sheng

Academic Interest

Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)

Class Specifics

Course Code

SOSC 20112 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


11:30 A.M.


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks