SOC 6040 - [Advanced Statistics for Sociological Research]

Spring. Next Offered: 2020-2021. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: SOC 6010  and SOC 6020 .

C. Young.

This course extends the study of quantitative methods beyond the required, two-semester graduate methods sequence. We will begin with an in-depth focus on graphical analysis, model uncertainty, techniques for analyzing big data and treating missing data, and issues of causal identification. We will then turn to discussions of specific models selected to complement those covered in existing graduate methods courses for social scientists. The core learning goal is crystal-clear intuitive understanding of these research methods and how they can be put into the service of learning about the social world. Students should have already taken SOC 6010  and SOC 6020  or their equivalents before enrolling in this class.

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