Statistical Methods II

Statistical Methods II (STAT40x3)

This course will build upon the previous course in this sequence: Statistical Methods I. Emphasis will be given to descriptive, inferential, and non-parametric statistics for use in analyzing data relevant to the several disciplines. In addition to testing, we will examine theory formulation and presentation of results.

Course Objectives

  1. To identify challenges in quantitative methods specific to research in the social sciences.
  2. To understand the value and limitations of descriptive statistics.
  3. To utilize appropriate methods in analyzing data.
  4. To identify appropriate applications of inferential statistics for analyzing data.
  5. To examine the use of non-parametric statistics within research.
  6. To produce graphs that appropriately illustrate the results from the analyses.

Course Announcements

  • More links
    I have two new links (reachable from the bottom of the page). The first is to a listing (and linking) of the available datasets. The second is to a listing (and linking) to some R functions I have written. Use them as you wish; however, you should probably learn how they work before you use them.
    Posted by: Ole J. Forsberg (Mon, 7 Mar 2011 17:31:43 -0600)

  • Homework change
    As discussed in class, Assignment 6 will be altered. Additionally, you may do problem 06.2 by hand (including looking up the p-value in the tables in the back of the book, or you may use this as an opportunity to write a useful function. If you would like me to look over your algorithm and/or function, I will give a lot of feedback. If you successfully write a function that works, you will receive a point of extra credit. If you want to use my function, it will cost you a point. Muah ha ha ha ha!
    Posted by: Ole J. Forsberg (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:45:00 -0600)

  • Teaching Assistant
    We have a teaching assistant for the course. Rajiv Bhattarai holds office hours Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 until 1:00 in his office in MSCS 320A. Please make use of him; we do not want him to feel lonely. Notice that his office hours are just before the weekly assignments are due. That may become important to you.
    Posted by: Ole J. Forsberg (Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600)

  • Software Available
    The software is now available for download in the Links section. Please unpack into a dedicated USB drive.
    Posted by: Ole J. Forsberg (Sat, 8 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600)

  • Syllabus Posted
    The syllabus for the course is now posted in the "Links" section. Please read it.
    Posted by: Ole J. Forsberg (Sat, 1 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600)