Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Social Work
SOWK 2502A

Winter 2016
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Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Distribution
Part 1
Introduction
If the sample has been selected using a probability approach (also called a random sample), meaning that each
individual within the population of interest had
Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Social Work
SOWK 2502A

Winter 2016
CHAPTER 1 AND LECTURE 1 NOTES
Social workers need to provide statistical evidence to defend their arguments
In order to present this kind of information effectively, social workers must have a good understanding of
quantitative research methods and stati
Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Social Work
SOWK 2502A

Winter 2016
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SOWK 2502
Chapter 6: Hypothesis Testing
2
Chapter 6: Hypothesis
Testing
p. 69 74 only
p. 74 (from The null hypothesis and
the rejection level) 77 to be covered
after midterm
Objectives
To understand the concepts of:
Classic experimental design
Probabili
Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Social Work
SOWK 2502A

Winter 2016
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LECTURE 2
History of Empiricism
Introduction
2
In the last lecture, we showed that
quantitative methods based on
empiricism and the positivist approach
to research can be consistent with the
structural perspective and that many
antipoverty ac
Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Social Work
SOWK 2502A

Winter 2016
1
SOWK 2502
Chapter 5: Probability
and the Normal
Distribution
Objectives
2
To know the concept of probability
To understand the properties of the
normal curve.
To understand the concept of z scores
and know how to calculate them.
To know how to convert z