School of Social Work ~ Online Statistics
This is 8-10 week (non-credit) course, and will not Appear on LOCUS. You will receive an email confirmation by two weeks prior to the start with instructions.
The fee is $550. Financial aid may apply however, full payment is required to register.
- To familiarize students with the role of social statistics in social work research.
- To familiarize students with the basic concepts of statistics.
Educational Outcomes- It is expected that at the completion of the course students will be able to:
- Identify statistical procedures used in research reports.
- Interpret elementary statistics used in reporting of social work research.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of statistical methods used by researchers
Fall Statistics (2014)
The course begins August 24th and concludes October 24th. Registration is no longer available.
Spring Statistics (2015)
The course begins January 12th and concludes March 13th. Register here.
Text book: Statistics for Social Workers by Weinbach & Grinnell. [Editions 7, 8, & 9 are acceptable.]
The digital text from CourseSmar is available to rent at $50.99. Please check www.coursesmart.com/ for more information.
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. This course is designed to meet the requirements of incoming masters level social work students. Therefore, it is expected that students will have little or no background in statistical methods with the exception of students who have taken statistics but not within the required period of time. Students will be exposed to elementary data analysis techniques which use statistics in order to interpret findings reported in the social work research literature.
Note: For anyone who has registered, a note will be sent within three weeks of class to touch base. It is mandatory to use the LUC email address for this course. This course does not exist in Locus, you need to access Sakai by using your LUC ID. You will receive notice from SSW once the Sakai roster has been populated and at that time the instructor will send out information to get you started. A syllabus is available of the SSW website.