SOCI 026E. Introduction to Social Statistics (M)


We frequently encounter statements or claims based on statistics, such as: women earn less than men, the American population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, or married people are healthier than unmarried people. On what information are these statements based? What kinds of evidence support or refute such claims? How can we assess their accuracy? This course will show students how to answer these sorts of questions by interpreting and critically evaluating statistics commonly used in the analysis of social science data. Hands-on data analysis and interpretation are an important component of the course. 
Methods Course
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Spring 2024. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology


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