SOC-S 110 UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL DATA (3 CR.)
Introduces sociology by developing students' skills as consumers and producers of charts, graphs, and tables. Data displays are used to illustrate social trends in crime, divorce, and the economy; to assess political programs; and to test social science theories. Students will learn how to find information on the World Wide Web and in government documents; ho to read, interpret, and evaluate the accuracy of graphical information, and how to present social trends and comparisons in interesting visual formats.
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- COLL (CASE) N&M Breadth of Inq
- Above class taught online
- A distance education course fee may apply; check the SCU website for more information at https://studentcentral.indiana.edu
- IUB GenEd N&M credit
- COLL (CASE) N&M Breadth of Inquiry credit
In this Information Age, we confront waves of facts and figures. We may hear that a glass of wine provides the same health benefits as an hour at the gym. A neighbor may lament that Millennials are less ambitious than previous generations. News programs may warn us of the rising costs of a college education. This class is designed to help you sift through these claims to information by asking questions such as: Where do these facts and figures come from? What constitutes real information and what is "fake news"? How can we accurately and precisely convey information for school projects, work, or other presentations? Our search for answers to these questions will introduce a sociologist¿s method for collecting, displaying, and understanding information about the world. We will take a sociological point of view to learn about topics such as research methods, sampling design, basic statistics, and designing visual displays of information. This class meets online only.