Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences: Lecture 3

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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 probability and normal distributions, topics included in Chapter 5 of 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.

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Jessica Bishop-Royse
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Data analysis
Organizing data
Social science data
Statistical analyis
Statistical modeling
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Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Statistics and Probability
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, January 20, 2014
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Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
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Citizen scientist
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Up to 1 hour