Sociology 405/805 – Research Methods II
Instructor: Paul Gingrich
Telephone: 585-4196 Fax: 585-4815
Class: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., CL109.
Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Text and Readings:
Gudmund R. Iverson and Helmut Norpoth, Analysis ofVariance, Sage Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, 1.
Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Applied Regression: An Introduction, Sage Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, 22.
Jae-On Kim and Charles W. Mueller, Introduction to Factor Analysis, 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, analysis 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
Chi-square and related measures
Measures of association
3. Analysis of Variance
4. Regression Models
Bivariate and multivariate regression
5. Factor Analysis
6. Introduction to Structural Equation Models