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.
Final
Exam: Our final (cummulative) exam is on Friday, May 11 between
230 pm and 430 pm.


General Information
StatCrunch Assignments
Practice Exams
Notes and Resources
Lectures
Assignments
 HW22:
Practice Exam 3 (pdf)
with answers 
PDF
 HW21:
Proportion
worksheet
 HW19: More
Stats Tests
 HW17: Complete these questions
on Testing about a Mean; also redo this
confidence interval worksheet,
paying attention to the sample size
 Exam 2 Practice
(pdf)
 HW14:
Complete
this
worksheet
 HW12: Answer
these
questions and the remaining ones in
this worksheet.
 HW11: Answer
these questions
and questions
1, 2,
3 (b,c) of this worksheet.
Page 99: 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 4.4, 4.5(*)
 HW10:
Complete
these questions
and
finish this
computer assignment and also
work out these quizlike questions
 HW9:
Cont
Tables 1 and
Cont.
Tables 2
 HW7: Exam 1 review sheet
 HW6:
Worksheet 4
(the box plot questions)
 HW5: Worksheet 3 and
Worksheet 4
(only the quartiles and median) 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
 HW4:
Worksheet 2 (parts 3 and 4)
Panel 9 of lecture notes  find mode and median
Page 63: 3.14, 3.15 Which measure of central tendency is
less susceptible to extreme outliers, the median or the mean?
Explain. Use StatCrunch to find the mean, median, 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.
 HW3:
Page 62: 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.19 (mean, median, mode only)
Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2 (all except
3 and 4)
 HW2:
Page 61: 3.1 (a and c), 3.4 (a), 3.11 (a) use our GSS
survey for this
Use our GSS survey data and StatCrunch to
determine (a) how many US adults, in percent, in 2008 were
white, approximately, and (b) how many US adults in 2008 took
either one or two years of Algebra in HS
 HW1: Page 25: 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.14, 2.16, 2.27
Install
Dyknow
and setup
StatCrunch
