Math 1203: Statistics for Social Science
Course Description: Applications of
statistics in the social sciences. Analysis and
interpretation of statistical models. Sampling techniques, common flaws
and errors in sampling and in using statistics. Descriptive statistics,
levels of measurement, measures of central tendency and dispersion.
Contingency tables and measures of association for categorical
variables. Correlation and linear regression. Probability and frequency
distributions. Parametric and non-parametric inferential statistics.
Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. 3 credits.
Who takes this course:
This course is for students majoring in sociology, political science,
social work, social and behavioral sciences, criminal justice,
diplomacy, or anthropology. However, it is open to anyone interested in
an introductory statistics course. This course satisfies part C of the
“core curriculum” of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Note: You will need the
installed on our laptop.
Free Drop-in Tutoring
NOTE: The Final Exam will be on
December 20, Period 2, or December 16, Period 3 (your choice)
Notes and Resources
- Exam Final
- 49 students in a class at the University of Florida made
blinded evaluations of pairs of cola drinks. For the 49
comparisons of Coke and Pepsi, Coke was preferred 29 times. (a)
Define a "success" as preferring Coke. Find a 95% confidence
interval for the prob. of success Pi (b) In the population that
this sample represents, is the above sample strong evidence that
a majority prefers one of the drinks? In other words, conduct a
test with null hypothesis Pi = 0.5.
- Exam 3 Practice
this take-home quiz by Mon, 11/28 (pdf)
- Do problems 1, 2, 4, and 5 from
- Complete these
Testing about a Mean
- Complete this
Exam 2 Practice
confidence interval worksheet
Quiz on z-scores and normal distribution
worksheet on probabilities
computer assignment and
this take-home quiz
- Page 247: 8.2, 8.11 (a-c, use our GS data), and 8.14
- Work through
Exam 1 Practice
Page 64: 3.19, 3.20, 3.21,
3.22, 3.26, 3.32, 3.34(b), 3.35, 3.38, 3.41, 3.56 (think about
it only), 3.73
- Page 63: 3.14, 3.15
Page 69: 3.63, 3.66(a), 3.67,
lecture notes on panel 7
you find a frequency table for the ordinal variable INCOME. Find
the median category.
Which measure of central tendency is
less susceptible to extreme outlers, the meduan or the mean.
Use StatCrunch to find the mean, medan, and mode for
AGE and HOURS PER DAY WATCHING TV
Use StatCrunch to create a
histogram for AGE and HOURS PER DAY WATCHING TV. Are they normal
For HOURS PER DAY WATCHING TV the mean is larger
than the median. Explain.
- Page 62: 3.7, 3.8, 3.9,
3.19 (mean, median, mode only)
- Page 25: 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.14, 2.16, 2.27
Page 61: 3.1 (a
and c), 3.4 (a), 3.11 (a-use our GSS survey for this
GSS survey data and StatCrunch to determine (a) how many US
adults in 2008 were white, approximately, and (b) how many US
adults in 2008 took either one or two years of Algebra in HS
- Install Dyknow