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University of Regina
Department of Sociology and Social Studies

Social Studies 201 - Fall 2004

Statistics for the Social Sciences

Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 - 10:20 a.m., 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 2004 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 2004. 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 Academic Announcements Fall 2004

Final Examination, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday, December 13, CL435

Review session, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 10, CL251.

Class Notes:
December 6 -- Review
December 3 -- Chi-square test for independence
December 1 -- Sample size and hypothesis test for a proportion
November 29 -- Interval estimate for a proportion
November 26 -- Test of a mean -- small sample size
November 24 -- Issues in hypothesis testing
November 22 -- Introduction to hypothesis testing
November 17-19 -- Estimation and sample size
November 12-15 -- Introduction to estimation
November 8 -- Sampling distributions
Saskatchewan election polls and results
November 3 -- Normal distribution of grades?
October 18-20 -- Introduction to probability
October 15 -- Percentage distributions and CRV
October 13 -- Variance and standard deviation, grouped data
October 8 -- Variance and standard deviation, ungrouped data
October 4 -- Introduction, range, IQR
October 1 -- Percentiles
September 29 -- Median -- grouped data
September 27 -- Mean -- grouped data
September 24 -- Mode, median, mean -- ungrouped data
September 22 -- Histograms
September 20 -- Presenting data
September 17 -- Stem-and-leaf display
September 13-15 -- Mesaurement of variables
September 10-13 -- Production of Data
September 8 -- Introductory Notes

Problem Sets and Answers:
Optional Problem Set
Answers to Problem Set 5
Problem Set 5
Answers to Problem Set 4
Problem Set 4
Answers to Problem Set 3
Problem Set 3
Answers to Problem Set 2
Problem Set 2
Answers to Problem Set 1
Problem Set 1 and Statistics Canada article

Labs -- CL109, Tuesday mornings:
Answers to Computer Problem Set 1
Computer Problem Set 1
List of variables in SSAE98.sav
Introduction to labs

Final examination
Second midterm
First midterm

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

This page was last edited on December 23, 2004.