2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

SOC 230 - Introduction to Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in social and behavioral science research. This course is crosslisted with PSY 230 .

Prerequisites: MAT 142  or MAT 152  or satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment.

General Education Competency: Quantitative Literacy

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Variables and measurement in the social sciences
  2. Frequency distributions
  3. Measures of central tendency
  4. Variability
  5. Standardized distributions
  6. Probability
  7. Hypotheses testing in the social sciences
  8. Independent and related samples
  9. Estimation
  10. Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  11. Correlations and regressions in the social sciences

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define and create different variables and different forms of measurement. (1)
  2. Interpret frequency distributions and compute measures of central tendency. (2,3)
  3. Compute and interpret scores of variability among data in standardized distributions. (4,5)
  4. Compute and interpret probabilities and inferential statistics between populations and samples within the social and behavioral sciences. (6)
  5. Design and calculate means of testing a hypothesis. (7)
  6. Explain the concepts underlying the statistical testing of hypotheses. (7)
  7. Utilizing t-tests, design and test research involving means from independent and related samples. (8)
  8. Follow formulas to infer population parameters through estimation. (9)
  9. Design and compute multiple means using one-way ANOVA. (10)
  10. Identify and interpret information gained through correlations and regression analyses within the social and behavioral sciences. (11)