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Mark S. Handcock
CS&SS 322
Seattle Campus

Case-Based Social Statistics II

Continuation of CS&SS 321/SOC 321/STAT 321. Progresses to questions of assessing the weight of evidence and more sophisticated models including regression-based methods. Built around cases investigating the nature and content of statistical principles and practice. Hands-on approach: weekly data analysis laboratory. Prerequisite: CS&SS 321/SOC 321/STAT 321, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with SOC 322/STAT 322; Sp.

Class description

Continuing CSSS 321, this is an introductory course in statistical reasoning for social science students that is built around a set of cases addressing substantive questions.

See the webpage http://stat.washington.edu/~handcock/322 for detailed information.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

There will be three lecture-hours per week, and a data-analysis laboratory for hands-on instruction.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

The weekly assignments will be have exercise and the analysis of real-world problems.

There are weekly assignments, two exams and lab/project work.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Mark S. Handcock
Date: 03/17/2001