# STA683 - Applied Statistics in Social Sciences

 Semester Fall - 2020 Summer - 2020 Winter - 2020 Fall - 2019 Winter - 2019 Schools offering this subject Select school School of Early Childhood Education Last revision date May 25, 2020 12:02:13 AM Last review date Aug 3, 2020 12:15:00 AM

Subject Title
Applied Statistics in Social Sciences

Subject Description
This course will introduce students to the statistical methods used to conduct quantitative research. Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, probability, statistical inference, and hypothesis tests with applications in the child development and educational fields. A major focus is on why and when statistical methods are used as well as interpreting the results of statistical analyses. Students will learn basic computational methods as well as the use of statistical software for analyzing data.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Organize raw data into effective tables and graphs
2. Calculate descriptive statistics from raw data
3. Construct inferential hypothesis tests
4. Analyze research designs to determine the appropriate statistical methods to use
5. Evaluate statistics reported in research

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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