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Bachelor 2015/2016

Economic and Social Statistics

Type: Compulsory course (Sociology)
Area of studies: Sociology
Delivered at: School of Sociology
When: 3 year, 3, 4 module
Instructors: Kyungmin Baek, Evgenia Chernina, Alina Pishnyak
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6
This course will introduce students to basic statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in social sciences. The topics include (1) introduction to various social science data sources, (2), displays of frequency and percentage distributions, (2) measures of central tendency and dispersion, (3) basics about probability and statistical inference (4) hypothesis testing, and (5) various types of regression analyses. Lectures (two-hour) on these topics will be given in every class meeting, and lab exercises (one-hour seminar right after the lecture) are designed to help students learn statistical skills needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. In addition to attendance to lectures and labs, students are expected to read PDF slides per week.