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 nonparametric 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
Dyknow software
installed on our laptop.
Free Dropin Tutoring
NOTE: The Final Exam will be on
December 20, Period 2, or December 16, Period 3 (your choice)


General Information
StatCrunch Assignments
Practice Exams
Notes and Resources
Assignments
 Exam Final
Practice
 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
(with
answers)
 Complete
this takehome quiz by Mon, 11/28 (pdf)
 Do problems 1, 2, 4, and 5 from
this worksheet
 Complete these
questions on
Testing about a Mean
 Complete this
Exam 2 Practice
 Complete
confidence interval worksheet
 Optional
Quiz on zscores and normal distribution
 Complete
this worksheet
on zscores
 Complete
this
worksheet on probabilities
 Complete
these questions
and
finish this
computer assignment and also
this takehome quiz
 Page 247: 8.2, 8.11 (ac, use our GS data), and 8.14
a,b
Also do
these
questions
 Do
this
worksheet and
these
questions
 Work through
Exam 1 Practice
 Finish
this
worksheet and
this one
and
this one
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,
3.69, 3.71 Finish
this worksheet In the
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.
Explain. 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
or skewed? 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 (ause our GSS survey for this Use our
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
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