Lecture 1 Course Introduction

Lecture 1 Course Introduction - PS 0825 Quantitative...

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Unformatted text preview: PS 0825 Quantitative Literacy in Social Science Professor Arceneaux There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.-Mark Twain Why would social scientists need statistics? Political vs. Scientific Goals Political vs. Scientific Goals Political Goal: Fit facts to desired explanation. Political vs. Scientific Goals Political Goal: Fit facts to desired explanation. Scientific Goal: Fit explanation to observed facts. Fitting Facts to Explanations Fitting Facts to Explanations Physical Sciences vs. Social Sciences Scientific method can be used to study physical and social systems. Physical Sciences vs. Social Sciences Scientific method can be used to study physical and social systems. Elements of the scientific method Physical Sciences vs. Social Sciences Scientific method can be used to study physical and social systems. Elements of the scientific method Specific research question Develop a theory that explains how things work Draw testable hypotheses from theory (it can be right or wrong) Gather relevant empirical data (it can be observed) Subject hypotheses to a test (this is where statistics come in) Make public methods, data, and results Physical Sciences vs. Social Sciences Scientific method can be used to study physical and social systems. Elements of the scientific method Specific research question Develop a theory that explains how things work Draw testable hypotheses from theory (it can be right or wrong) Gather relevant empirical data (it can be observed) Subject hypotheses to a test (this is where statistics come in) Make public methods, data, and results Physical Sciences vs. Social SciencesPhysical Sciences vs....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course STATISTICS 0825 taught by Professor Dr.arceneaux during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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