Fall 2009 not offered
This quantitative course emphasizes statistical analysis using race as a primary variable. Much of our understanding of racial and ethnic difference derives from quantitative assessments. Statistical differences between the races form the backdrop for much of the social policy debate surrounding race. In this course we will use statistics to assess the impact of race in areas such as poverty and inequality, crime, and education, as well as racial attitudes, beliefs, and behavior. This is an applied course. We will learn the basic operation of SPSS, the statistical software package for the social sciences, and perform quantitative analysis using census and social survey data. We will also learn to critically examine quantitatively-based social science literature on race.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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