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Lecture 7

Lecture 7 February 27th 2014

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Sociology 2206A/B
William Marshall

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thLecture 7 February 27 2014Data falls into 2 typesNumbersresults of dataquantitative Qualitativevisual stuffPeople are poor at interpreting numbersGraphs are helpfulStep 1 Classify data on your ownSuggest ways of presenting data Wallaces Wheel of Research Process Theory Review of LiteratureHypothesisObservations Direct Indirect Surveys etcGeneralization Role of StatisticsStatistics are one of the most important means by which research and theory interactQuantitative research is impossible without statisticsPermit us to analyze the data and identify relationships and revise theories Results with One VariableDescriptive statistics describe numerical data one variable at a time Univariate two variables at a time bivariate or more than two multivariateFrequency distributions summarize information including counts and percentages and cumulative counts and percentages form nominal ordinal interval o
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