Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?
Question for the Portfolio Reading Set Due Date: Monday June 6, 2005
Context: In her article, Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?, Mary Waters argues that e
Measure of Central Tendency
MEAN (AVERAGE)
The sum of the population or sample divided by the number of observations
x
X =
N
Or
=
x
N
Ingredients
X
N
Process
Add up all the values of X
Divide the s
1
Final Exam Review Sheet
Social Statistcs (Dephillips)
I. Part 1 will consist of about 25 multiple-choice questions. Make sure to be familiar with the
following key terms and concepts-what they mean
1
Stephen J. Gould
Reading Assignment 4
Read the prefatory note, the article The Median isnt the Message by Stephen Jay Gould, and
the postscript. Please put your answers into your own words, rather t
APSA Task Force 2004
Reading Assignment 6
Read the article on blackboard and answer the following questions in complete sentences. Please
put your answers into your own words, rather than extensively
Reading Assignment 5
Read the England article on blackboard and answer the following questions in complete
sentences. Please put your answers into your own words, rather than extensively quoting the
a
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Stephen J. Gould
Reading Assignment 4
Read the prefatory note, the article The Median isnt the Message by Stephen Jay Gould, and
the postscript. Please put your answers into your own words, rather t
Social Statistics (Dephillips)
Intro Homework #2
Due: February 11, 2014
Bell Curves
The most important distribution in all statistics is a bell curve (a.k.a. normal or Gaussian
distribution). The norm
Reading Assignment 3
Damned Lies and Statistics by Joel Best, Ch. 5-6
Please answer the following questions in complete sentences. You may use quotations from the
text but not for an entire answer. De
Reading Assignment 2
Damned Lies and Statistics by Joel Best, Ch. 4
1. Why is it difficult to make sense of statistics in isolation? Explain.
Oftentimes, statistics involving social problems exist in
Reading Assignment 1
Damned Lies and Statistics by Joel Best
SOC 1167-006
Ch. 1
1. Best says that social problems are a product of what people do. But what exactly makes
something a social problem? Ex
Social Statistics
1. If we have this data set, Gender: cfw_F F M F F M M F M M F F M F M
cfw_8 F, 7 M out of 15
a. What proportion of the people are male? 47%
7/15= .4666 (I rounded 46.66 to 47)
b. Wh
In-class problems ANOVA
1. For the following data set, fill out the ANOVA table to find the F-statistic,
and then perform a hypothesis test to determine if the relationship is
significant at the =.05
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Final Exam Review Sheet
Answers
Part 2.
1. I would hypothesize that older people are more likely to be conservative, because they
come from generation that was raised with more traditional values.
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Sociology 1167, section 005, Schumann
Social Statistics
12:30 pm-1:50 pm, T-R
Anderson Hall 00002
Instructor: Dr. Debra Schumann
[email protected]
Office hours: 2:00-3:00 pm Tuesday and by appointme
September 21, 2015
Sociology 1167
Philadelphia Youth in Crisis
In a case study "Philadelphia Youth in Crisis" we see some statistics that doesn't look
good. Most of the high school students (63%) had
Social Statistics
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
The document named Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance 2013 has a lot of statistical
information in it. It consists of 116 tables that contain informati
Problem Set IV
(worth 5 points)
1. Define confidence intervals.
A confidence interval is the best estimate of the range of a population value
(or population parameter), which is constructed through o
Problem Set V
1. Define and give the formula for a correlation coefficient. Why is correlation important
as a stage in linear regression or multiple linear regression? (2 points)
r=
( ZxZy ) x
N
Corr
Problem Set VI (worth 10 points)
1. Use a Chi Square Statistic to analyze the relationship between the following variables:
a. State the null hypothesis
b. State the degrees of freedom
Research questi
Problem set 1
1. Mean, median, mode of the discrete-numeric variable Total births. Your sample size (N) = 67.
Mean = 356/67 = 5.31 births
Median = 6 births
Mode = 6 births
2. Range, variance and stand
Problem Set III:
1. Define and give an example of the Binomial Distribution
The Binomial Distribution is a frequently used distribution for qualitative variables in biological
anthropology or a freque
Problem Set II:
1. What is sampling with replacement? Sampling without replacement?
Sampling with replacement occurs when we select a unit at random from the
population and return it to the populatio
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Social Statistics (Dephillips)
Name:_
Practice Homework #3
Due: April 3, 2014
Please show your work.
1. If you take a sample of 61 American adults and find they average 7.1 hours
of sleep per night
DATA PROJECT:
Doesarelationshipexistsbetweenthelevel of education completed and how an individual
identifies their political views?
The dataset used for this project was retrieved from the General Soc
In-class problems Crosstabs
1. If I was testing to see which teaching method was best, I would randomly
assign students to the teaching methods and see who did best. Lets say I
have three different me
In-class problems 1 - Data and Variables
Are the following examples of data? Yes or no?
1. A list of people's gender at a public event?
Yes
2. A spreadsheet of country of origin, income, and family si
In-class problems - Hypothesis Testing for Two Samples
1. A 2013 Gallup poll of 1,017 American adults found that 66 percent said the
United Nations play a necessary role in the world today. A 1998 pol
Alex Manescu
Sociology
Interview with Dan Wasko age 18 on Atheism in America
Do you believe that lack of religion have an adverse affect on families directly?
Not necessarily. I don't think an atheist