Show Me the Numbers: Statistics for Social Sciences

Spring
Spring 2017
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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In this world of information explosion, we are constantly bombarded by numbers. How do you make sense of those numbers? How can you tell which are used correctly and which are not? How can we use statistical tools to inform, to explore and to empower? What are the larger frameworks behind those numbers? How do we use quantitative reasoning to enhance our understanding of the society and make changes? This class will put statistics into context. We will cover basic statistical concepts and processes used in social sciences including descriptive and inferential statistics. Focus will be placed on real life scenarios and sense making practices. Besides workshops, students will conduct a research project and practice statistical analysis. This course  meets the statistics prerequisite requirements of the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs. It also meets the MiT general prerequisite for college-level math, and endorsement requirement for those pursuing middle level or secondary math.

4

Credits per quarter

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Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Advertised schedule:

Tuesday, 6-10 pm

Located in: Olympia