Sociology 405/805

Research Methods II

Winter, 2000

Instructor: Paul Gingrich

CL 217

Telephone: 585-4196 Fax: 585-4815

Class: Monday, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in CL109.

Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Text and Readings:

H. T. Reynolds, Analysis of Nominal Data, Sage Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, 7.

Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Applied Regression: An Introduction, Sage Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, 22.

Jae-On Kim and Charles W. Mueller, Sage Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, 13.

Additional handouts as provided by the instructor.

Assignments and Grading: Weekly or biweekly assignments (60%), final project (30%), and participation (10%).

Prerequisite: Social Studies 201, 203, 306, or permission of the instructor.

Course Description: This course examines the production and analysis of data in current sociological research. It emphasizes the statistical analysis of survey data using multivariate statistical methods, such as regression, correlation, analysi s of variance, and factor analysis. This course is an applied statistics course with extensive use of data sets and computer programs. The SPSS and AMOS programs will be used to work with and analyze the data.


  1. Review of Statistical Inference
  2. Cross-classifications
  3. Chi-square and related measures

    Measures of association

    Control variables

  4. Analysis of Variance
  5. Regression Models
  6. Correlation

    Bivariate and multivariate regression

  7. Factor Analysis
  8. Introduction to Structural Equation Models

If you have any questions, please contact me and I can provide fuller details.

Paul Gingrich (

November 12, 1999