Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences: Lecture 1

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 
This video is one of a 3 lecture series that introduces students to statistics for social science research.  The lectures support the textbook:  "REVEL for Elementary Statistics in Social Science" by J. Levin, J.A. Fox, and D.R. Forde.  This video lecture covers the research process, and organizing and viewing data, topics covered in Chapters 1 and 2 in the Levin, Fox, and Forde text. The REVEL book contains a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David R. Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Jessica Bishop-Royse,  the instructor of the video course,  has divided the book’s chapter into 3 lectures and presents examples to clarify the contents.
Access to Lecture 2,  and lecture 3.
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Jessica Bishop-Royse
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Standard YouTube License
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No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data collection
Data formats
Data management
Data research
Data visualization
Organizing data
Social science data
Statistical analyis
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Statistics and Probability
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
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Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
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Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
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Citizen scientist
Data manager
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)