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Advanced Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences

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Kod przedmiotu: 02.06-S2-EN-ASA Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 14.2 / (0314) Socjologia i kulturoznawstwo
Nazwa przedmiotu: Advanced Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences
Jednostka: Instytut Socjologii
Grupy: Katalog przedmiotów dla studiów krótkoterminowych (Erasmus+ lub inne umowy o współpracy)
Punkty ECTS i inne: 6.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Skrócony opis:

The aim of the course is to enable the students to use the statistical theory and quantitative analysis software (SPSS) together with online surveying software (LimeSurvey) to conduct their own statistical analysis for typical purposes of social science. The course is design in two parallel paths: the laboratory work with the data and software and the theoretical workshops for the statistical theory. Both descriptive and inferential statistics are used for a comprehensive understanding of the quantitative inquiry. The elements of data collecting and preparation are included so that the students are able to understand the whole process of data analysis, including the understanding of the role of the design of the measurement tools and data sources. The laboratory work will utilize both the students’ own data collected during the course and the data collected in the lecturer's projects.

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Schedule, readings, assignments

Class 1

Introduction to the syllabus and to the topic of the course. Overview of the research project behind the course. General discussion: objectives of quantitative research; challenges and limitations.

Class 2

The research process. Asking research questions. Collecting data. Introducing variables. Defining variables in SPSS. Coding questionnaire data. Automatic import from LimeSurvey.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 1. and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 1.

Assignment: focus on a topic of choice of the research on the international students at the Uni of Opole. What can be measured? What would be interesting to learn? What facts? What opinions? What attitudes? Work in pairs.

Class 3

Introducing LimeSurvey. Creating a survey, creating groups, editing questions. Managing question types.

Assignment: Prepare a research question - and survey items to measure it - for international students of the Uni of Opole. One per a pair.

Class 4

Frequency distributions. Proportions, percentages, rates. Introducing visualizations of data.

The random sample of international students at the University of Opole is drew. Each student is assigned 4 research subjects to contact regarding taking the online survey. The survey starts on March 15.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 2 and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 2.

Assignment: the final version of the survey items per pair.

Class 5

Measures of central tendency: mode, median, mean.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 3 and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 3.

Assignment: the report on the survey realization process from 4 respondents.

Class 6

Measures of variability: range, variance, standard deviation.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 4 and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 4.

Class 7

Normal distribution. Standard normal distribution and standard normal table; the Z value. Sampling theory. Probability sampling. The concept of sampling distribution. The central limit theorem.

The survey finishes. Data are imported to a database in SPSS.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 5, chapter 6 and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 5.

Class 8

Estimation: confidence intervals for means, confidence intervals for proportions.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 7 and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 6.

Class 9

Testing hypothesis. Stating null hypothesis and the research hypothesis. Probability values and Alpha. Errors in hypothesis testing. Testing hypotheses: with one sample; two sample means.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 8 and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 7.

Assignment: Estimation of the proportions and means of the pair’s variables from the international students’ research.

Class 10

Cross tabulation. Properties of bivariate relationship. Chi-Square test and measures of association. Concept of statistical independence. Testing hypothesis with Chi-Square. Proportional reduction of error. Lambda, Cramer’s V, Gamma and Kendall’s Tau-b tests.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 9 & chapter 10

Assignment: 4 hypothesis per pair tested from the international student’s research.

Class 11

Analysis of variance. Testing hypotheses with ANOVA. Regression and correlation. The scatter plot. Linear relationships and prediction. R square. Multiple regression. ANOVA for multiple linear regression.

Reading: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society: chapter 11 & chapter 12 and Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: chapter 8.

Assignment: 4 bivariate relationships analyzed for the association and significance.

Class 12

Quantitative analysis in practice workshop.

Class 13

Quantitative analysis in practice workshop.

Class 14

Quantitative analysis in practice workshop.

Class 15

Submitting a final report: your own analysis of international students at the Uni of Opole.

Literatura:

Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Jack Levin, James Alan Fox,, David Forde, Elementary Statistics in Social Research

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2017/2018" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-02-12 - 2018-09-15
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Warsztaty, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 15 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: (brak danych)
Prowadzący grup: Marcin Deutschmann, Michał Wanke
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2018/2019" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2019-02-18 - 2019-09-13
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Warsztaty, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 15 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Marcin Deutschmann, Michał Wanke
Prowadzący grup: Marcin Deutschmann, Michał Wanke
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
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