Sociology 393: Quantitative Analysis of Social Data

In the fall of 2014 I am teaching the second section of Sociology 393: Quantitative Analysis of Social Data at San Francisco State University. The version I am teaching was designed by Chris Bettinger. This course includes a basic introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, with two important additions. First, we use Massey and Denton’s American Apartheid to introduce several measures of social segregation: the Dissimilarity Index, the Exposure Index, and the corresponding Index of Isolation. Second, we introduce the use of the R statistical environment through R Studio, rather than use licence-hobbled commercial statistical software.

The pages within this section of the website include various explanations and discussions of the course. I am not nimble enough with iLearn to build these pages in there; but I also feel these pages should be publicly available for future reference.