2020-2021 Catalog

SOC 305 Quantitative Research Methods

This course introduces quantitative research methods and statistical analysis from a social science perspective. We will address the major components of the research process and will stress the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical. We will cover measures of central tendency the normal curve probability frequency distributions correlation and regression. We will also talk about statistics and statistical reasoning in the media. By the end of the course you will have mastered basic statistical concepts and techniques and will be able to critically examine and evaluate the (mis)use of these concepts.


4 units


SOC 101

Core Requirements Met

  • Mathematics/Science