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:
this class covers two exam slots,
so you have two choices for the
final exam: either Dec 14, Period 4 or Dec
13, Period 1!
.


General Information
StatCrunch Assignments
Practice Exams
Notes and Resources
Lectures
 22: Final review [
dyn 
pdf ]
 20: Stat Tests overview (dyn
 pdf)
 19: Diff. Means test [
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 pdf
]
 18: Hyp testing [
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 pdf
]
 17: Small Sample tdistr [
dyn
 pdf ]
 16: Confidence Intervals [
dyn
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]
 15: CLT, estimation [
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pdf ]
 14: zScores [ dyn
 pdf ]
 13: Standard Normal Dist [
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pdf ]
 12: Regression and Probability [
dyn
 pdf
]
 11.
Statcrunch Mobile [
doc
 pdf ]
 10.Correlation [
dyn
 pdf
]
 09: ChiSquare test [
dyn
 pdf ]
 08: Contingency tables [
dyn
 pdf
]
 07: Empirical Rule [
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pdf ]
 06: Box plot [
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]
 05: Variance [
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]
 04: Mean, median, mode [
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pdf ]
 03: Charts, histograms [
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pdf ]
 02: Variables [
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 01: Intro [ dyn 
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Assignments
 HW22:
Final exam
Pratice
 HW20: check out
this practice exam (now
with answers)
 HW19: Work through
this worksheet, all of it.
 HW 18: Answer
these
questions. Make sure to use the correct
distribution (Normal or T)
 HW 17: Exam 2 Practice (now
with answers)
 HW 16: Complete
this
worksheet
 HW13+14: Finish
this worksheet and
this worksheet

HW12: Complete these
questions and
finish this worksheet
and
also work out these quizlike
questions
 HW11: See Statcrunch Mobile [
doc
 pdf ]
 HW8: complete
this
worksheet andt
this one.
 HW7: work out
this practice exam
 HW6: complete
this worksheet
and this one. Also Page 64: 3.34(b), 3.35, 3.38, 3.41, 3.56 (think about it only),
3.73
 HW5: complete
this worksheet. Also
Page 64: 3.19, 3.20, 3.21, 3.22, 3.26, 3.32
 HW4: Page
62: 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.14, 3.15, 3.19 (mean, median, mode
only) worksheet
1 and worksheet 2
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 heterogeneous or
homogeneous?
 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
Page 25: 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.14, 2.16, 2.27
 HW1: Install Dyknow and setup StatCrunch
