Catalogue 2014 - 2015

SO 300 Applied Analytic Methods


3 cr.


CJ 101 or SO 101, MATH 120, any 200-level CJ or SO course.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of a quantitative approach to the examination of social science research questions. The examples used in this course to illustrate quantitative analyses reflect practical applications within the social sciences, which include such disciplines as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, and sociology. Quantitative analyses of social science measurements will include descriptive, inferential, and predictive techniques. Besides learning the fundamentals of quantitative techniques, students will use the computer as an integral part of this course to perform analyses using computer software. Students generally will develop skills necessary to assist them in framing and answering research questions.

Cross Listed Courses

CJ 300