Receive a brief definition of science and how social science impacts the world in which we live.
- [Instructor] Statistics is a great skillset to have.…It helps measure items and ideas in our current world…and also forecasts things for our future world.…However, I think that before delving into stats…it's important to think about the science…behind the measurement.…In this particular course I'm referring to social science.…You can think of social science…as the study and measurement…of human interactions and relationships.…When studying social science…you're essentially trying to answer questions…about how the world works…using behavioral and social explanations.…
You'll have to observe, ask questions,…make guesses, test and measure,…and draw conclusions from your work,…just like any other type of scientific experiment.…This is where knowledge of statistics come in really handy.…Once you figure out what it is you want to measure…and test, a stats paradigm can help you set thresholds,…analyze data and interpret results…in a meaningful way.…Most importantly it can help your report findings…in a standardized manner…
- Quantitative vs. qualitative analysis
- Sample size considerations
- Normal distribution
- Estimating the population mean
- One-sample t-test
- Paired-sample t-test
- One-way and two-way ANOVA
- Repeated measure ANOVA
Skill Level Beginner
1. General Notions about Science and Research
2. Quantitative Research Fundamentals
3. One-Sample T-Test
4. Paired-Samples T-Test
5. Balanced One-Way ANOVA
6. Two-Way ANOVA
7. Repeated Measures ANOVA
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