Course
Description

The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics including the organization and presentation of data, measures of central tendency and variability, relationships between variables and measures of association, the normal distribution, sampling and sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing. We will use the following software: SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Prerequisites: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Student
Learning Outcomes

Upon
completion of the
course, students will be able
to:

1. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of existing statistical research

2. Identify an appropriate statistical technique for particular research
questions

3. Calculate and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics

4. Describe fundamental statistical terms including central tendency,
variability, association, and inference

**Office Hours and Support**

Professor: Bob Kunovich Office: UH 442 Office Hours: Office Telephone: 817-272-3796 E-mail: Kunovich@uta.edu |
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Handouts and Downloads

**SPSS**

The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is available in the Business and University Hall computing labs. See the OIT web page for lab locations and hours. Although you may use SPSS in these labs, some prefer to install SPSS on their own computer. Purchasing the software is quite expensive, but it is possible to rent SPSS for a reasonable price (approximately $40 for 6 months). If you choose to rent the software, the "statistics base grad pack" is all that would be needed for this course.

**Data**

We will be using data from several sources. The data files are available for download from the book's study page (the first link below). Do not wait to access the data until the last minute. You should assume that you will have trouble and will need help.

Web Pages

Social
Statistics for a Diverse Society: Student Study Web Page

The National Opinion
Research
Center

The
General
Social Survey

SPSS

UCLA Stat
Computing Portal: SPSS Portal

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