Charts, Graphs and Tables

SOC-S 110 — Spring 2019

Pui Yin "Ben" Cheung
Ballantine Hall 305
Days and Times
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. MW
Course Description

Respect for empirical evidence makes sociological research a scientific endeavor. Quantitative data is a major type of empirical evidence. This course provides an introduction to how sociologists collect, interpret, and display data about the social world. The goal of the course is to provide you with the tools you need to become better producers and consumers of quantitative information. The topics covered include the basics of research methods, sampling, and statistics; the visual presentation of quantitative data; and the design of informative and easy-to-read tables. These topics will be introduced using data and examples from social science research. By the end of the semester, you will have gained valuable experience working with data and presenting it an effective and professional manner.

3 credits