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SOCI603 - Advanced Data Analysis for Social Science

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI603 Course ID: 5067 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This is an intermediate course focused on the use of statistical models used in qualitative and quantitative research design and analysis. Students will assess the validity and reliability of different types of statistical tests. Data will be interpreted using analysis of variance or covariance, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, and factor analysis. Students will develop advanced skills in SPSS to run statistical procedures and interpret output. Students will ask questions of data sets, write-up results in briefs, and develop the skills to critique analysis & findings in peer-reviewed literature. NOTE: Students are required to purchase and use the statistical software, SPSS, to successfully complete this course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Illustrate a conceptual understanding of the key concepts of statistical inference

2. Demonstrate successful navigation of SPSS to perform a variety of different statistical procedures

3. Illustrate which statistical methods to use based on data, design, and research goal

4. Analyze output of statistical procedure based on the context of data, research design and goal

5. Interpret the use of ANOVA, ANCOVA, MLR, and other statistical tests in peer-reviewed literature

*Note: Successful completion of the sociology graduate program requires a portfolio with artifacts from your courses. Save all of the assignments you submit in class, whether they are marked as an artifact or not, for use in your portfolio at the end of the program. Depending on when you complete SOCI698, your past courses and assignments may no longer be accessible to you.*

All course materials are free and provided in our Library. Link to our eReserve page in the Library and select this course to access your materials.

Book Title:SPSS, Statistical Software- Required software for the course. Purchase information is available here - Cost may vary by subscription length.
ISBN:SOCI603- Software
Electronic Unit Cost:$51.95
Book Title:Applied Univariate, Bivariate and Multivariate Statistics - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Book Title:Basic Statistics for Social Research - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.