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University of Regina
Department of Sociology and Social Studies

Social Studies 201 - Fall 2003

General Methods of Statistics

Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 - 11:20, CL435

Labs: Tuesday 8:30-9:45, 10:00-11:15, 11:30-12:45, CL109


Notes and problem sets for Social Studies 201 for the Fall 2003 semester are available from this web site. These materials are intended primarily for students in Social Studies 201 the University of Regina during the Fall semester of 2003. Others are free to use these materials, but please give appropriate credit if you do so. I apologize for any error or misinterpretations. Remember that these are notes for classes and are not finished products.

The web site will be updated weekly during the semester. Please provide suggestions and address any problems to the class instructor Paul Gingrich.

Class Syllabus and Faculty of Arts Announcements

Class Notes:

September 8 -- Introductory Notes

September 10-12 -- Production of Data and Examples

September 15-17 -- Types of Variables and Stem and Leaf Display

September 19 -- Presenting Data

September 22 -- Histograms

September 22-26 -- Measures of Central Tendency

October 1-10 -- Revised notes on Measures of Variation

October 31 -- Normal distribution of grades

November 5 -- Saskatchewan Election Results

November 10 -- Introduction to Estimation

November 12 -- Estimation of a Mean, large sample size

November 14 -- Estimation of a Mean, small sample size

November 17 -- Estimation of a Proportion

November 19 -- Sample Size for Estimation of a Proportion

November 21 -- Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

November 24 -- Issues in Hypothesis Testing

November 26 -- Hypothesis Test of a Mean, small n

November 28 -- Hypothesis Test of a Proportion, large n

December 1 -- Chi-square Test for Independence and Tables

December 1 -- Review

Problem Sets and Answers:

Problem Set 1

Answers to Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Answers to Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

Revised Answers to Problem Set 3

Problem Set 4

Answers to Problem Set 4

Problem Set 5 and Computer Problem

Answers to Problem Set 5 and Computer Problem

Optional Problem for Extra Credit

Computer Problem Sets and Answers:

Computer Problem Set 1

Answers to Computer Problem Set 1

Computer Problem Set 2

Answers to Computer Problem Set 2


First Midterm

Second Midterm

Final Examination

If you have any comments or questions please contact:

Paul Gingrich, Professor
Department of Sociology and Social Studies
University of Regina, CL217
(306) 585-4196

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