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SOCW 2325. INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL WORK AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to enhance students' skills as research consumers and in performing research and statistical analyses in social work and the social sciences. This course teaches analytical methods that permit social workers to explore and understand the effects of individual differences on the impact of treatments and the success of interventions between various ethnic and cultural groups, gender identities, across the life span, and through different socio-economic levels. Included in the course are descriptive statistical procedures including measures of central tendency, variability, shape and distribution along with associations between two variables. In addition, inferential statistics are covered including estimation and hypothesis testing.