BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

STAT-203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences - 3.00 Credits

STAT-203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This is an introduction course into the discipline of statistics with an emphasis upon applications within the social sciences. The course provides students with an overview of statistical methods that includes scales, measures of central tendency, frequency distributions, normal distributions, sample distributions, hypothesis testing (also known as significance testing), variability, probability, z-scores, analysis of variance, estimation, and linear regression and correlation. The student will learn to apply these descriptive and inferential statistical methods in interpretations of data and analyses of behavioural research pertaining to the social sciences.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 2
  • Associate of Arts Degree- General Arts - Year 1
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 1
  • Chemical Addiction Worker Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : MATH 057, or Math 11 Foundations. Please note Math 059 or Pre-Calculus 11 is recommended
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: It is expected that at the end of the course the students will:
  • apply appropriate statistical methods for the purpose of meaningful interpretation of data;
  • describe data using graphs and numbers;
  • describe correlation and regression;
  • produce and interpret data;
  • describe randomness and probability rules; and,
  • use tests of significance in data.
  • Text and Materials:
  • David S. Moore. The Basic Practice of Statistics. Current Edition. W.H. Freeman.


  • Calculator: Sharp (Statistical Calculator).
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 26, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    STAT-203-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM02 Jan 201816 Apr 2018
     
    STAT-203-V1
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018
     
    STAT-203-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH1:30PM - 4:30PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019