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University of Regina
Department of Sociology and Social Studies

Social Studies 201 - Winter 2005

Statistics for the Social Sciences

Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 - 9:20 a.m., CL232

Labs: Tuesday, 8:30-9:45 a.m. and 10:00-11:15 a.m., CL109


Notes and problem sets for Social Studies 201 for the Winter 2005 semester are available from this web site. These materials are intended primarily for students in Social Studies 201 the University of Regina during the Winter semester of 2005. 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

Class Notes:
April 13 -- Review
April 8 -- Chi-square test for independence
April 6 -- Test of a proportion -- large sample size
April 4 -- Test of a mean -- small sample size
April 1 -- Issues in hypothesis testing
March 31 -- Examples of hypothesis tests for a mean
March 28 -- Introduction to hypothesis testing
March 23 -- Estimate of a proportion and sample size
March 21 -- Sample size for estimate of a mean
March 18 -- t-distribution. Estimate of a mean, small n
March 11-14 -- Introduction to Estimation
March 7-9 -- Sampling distributions
February 16 -- Introduction to Probability
February 14 -- Percentage distributions and CRV
February 9 -- Standard deviation for grouped data
February 7 -- Standard deviation for ungrouped data
February 4 -- Interquartile range
January 28 -- Introduction to measures of variation
January 28 -- Percentiles
January 26 -- Median for grouped data
January 24 -- Mean
January 21 -- Introduction to measures of centrality
January 19 -- Histograms
January 17 -- Presenting data
January 14 -- Stem-and-leaf display
January 14 -- Measurement of variables
January 10-12 -- Production of data
Sampling error and labour force survey update
January 7 -- 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

Answers to Computer Problem Set 1
Computer Problem Set 1
Introduction to labs
List of variables in SSAE98.SAV

First midterm -- February 2
Second midterm -- March 16
Final examination -- April 18

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 April 18, 2005.