GOVT 3990

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

We introduce basic statistical reasoning with an emphasis on problems encountered in social science research. We explore the use of statistical tools to answer scientific research questions, and investigate the pitfalls associated with the misuse of statistics. By the end of the course students will be equipped to take more advanced statistics courses, and better prepared to evaluate quantitative claims made by social scientists and the media. Topics include: measurement and summary of data, exploratory data analysis, commonly-used probability distributions, statistical inference, basic linear regression and data visualization.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

Comments This class is intended as a follow-up course to GOVT 3999 and while it is not a pre-requisite it is strongly recommended that you take GOVT 3999 before taking this class.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9884GOVT 3990  LEC 001

  • This class is intended as a follow-on course to 3999 and while it is not a pre-requisite it is strongly recommended that you take 3999 before taking this class.