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School of Social Work

Online Statistics

Fall Online Statistics (2012)

Introduction to Social Statistics, Online Course.

This 10 week (non-credit) course begins August 27, 2012.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Instructional Description

Text book: Statistics for Social Workers by Weinbach & Grinnell. [Editions 7 or 8 are acceptable.]

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: Once registered a note will be sent within three weeks prior to August 27th. It is mandatory to use the LUC email address for this course. This course does not exist in Locus, you need to access Blackboard using your LUC ID. You will receive notice from SSW once the Blackboard roster has been created and at that time the instructor will send out information to get you started. A syllabus is available of the SSW web site.

This course fee is $550.00


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