• Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Social Research
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Population Studies, Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Brian Houle
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course provides an introduction to basic statistics with an emphasis on statistical concepts and methods commonly applied in social research. Lecture topics cover measurement scales, frequency distributions, measures of central location and dispersion, sampling distribution of statistics, confidence intervals and hypothesis test, Chi-squared test, correlation and linear regression. Teaching is provided through lectures and computer training sessions. No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed, however, a sound knowledge of basic mathematics and spreadsheets is required. The course will equip students with the skills required to assess the validity of common statistical tests used in quantitative research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand the nature of statistical data;
  2. undertake univariate and bivariate statistical tests as appropriate;
  3. construct an argument using theory and data; and
  4. choose appropriate methods for presenting research results.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Ten online quizzes (50) [LO 1,2,4]
  2. Class presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. In-class test (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 12 hours of lectures and 24 hours of computer lab.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SOCR4001

Prescribed Texts

nil

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2600 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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