BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

STAT-203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences - 3.00 Credits

STAT-203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This is an introduction course into the discipline of statistics with an emphasis upon applications within the social sciences. The course provides students with an overview of statistical methods that includes scales, measures of central tendency, frequency distributions, normal distributions, sample distributions, hypothesis testing (also known as significance testing), variability, probability, z-scores, analysis of variance, estimation, and linear regression and correlation. The student will learn to apply these descriptive and inferential statistical methods in interpretations of data and analyses of behavioural research pertaining to the social sciences.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 2
  • Associate of Arts Degree- General Arts - Year 1
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 1
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2023 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : MATH 057, or Foundations of Math 11. Please note Math 059 or Pre-Calculus 11 is recommended
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • apply appropriate statistical methods for the purpose of meaningful interpretation of data;

  • describe data using graphs and numbers;

  • describe correlation and regression;

  • produce and interpret data;

  • describe randomness and probability rules; and,

  • use tests of significance in data.
  • Text and Materials:
  • David S. Moore. The Basic Practice of Statistics. Current Edition. W.H. Freeman.

  • Calculator: Sharp (Statistical Calculator).
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 26, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T,TH1:30PM - 3:00PM09 Jan 202328 Apr 2023
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:30AM - 4:30PM09 Apr 202329 Apr 2023