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RESECON 212 Intro Stats-Soc Sci

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    Feb 14, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class was an entertaining class in that the professor was always very enigmatic about the subject material and tried to make the mornings fun. The material itself is pretty relevant which, for me, made it more interesting, and overall not too difficult to learn if you stay up to date with the online lectures and hw assignments. If there's one thing I would critique it would be the group project. The project itself was not the problem but the execution of it was flawed. I personally found the rubric to be vague and entirely subjective to the TA grading the assignment and I had a very poor experience with my group which was frustrating since the grade for this project was a huge portion of your overall grade for the class.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights of the class would definitely have to be the professor. He was entertaining and not very difficult to listen to for over an hour. On top of that, I found that he had a way of making complicated material seem easier to understand. In this course you learn a lot. I went from having no background in stats to jumping right in to a world of z-scores and t-tables and probability and lots of excel sheets. Don't worry, if you do the readings, listen to the lectures online, do the online hw carefully and thoughtfully, and pay attention during class, the material will be easier to understand.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Because there are mini-quizzes almost every class, it is important to be prepared by doing the readings, watching the lectures, and completing the online hws. It seems like they not be a huge portion of your grade but because the quizzes tend to only be about 4-5 questions long (if even), one or two wrong is already pretty detrimental. Also, for your project, utilize your TA. Find out what specific criteria they are looking to grade you and your group on and tailor your project to fit their needs as they will be the ones doing the grading. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory.

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