Prerequisite: SOWK 1301, formal admission to the social work program. This course is an introduction to statistics and their use in analyzing and interpreting data. The course is designed to teach students statistics applicable to social work practice and decision-making. In particular, it is an introduction to probability, descriptive statistics, and beginning inferential statistics. The course covers basic descriptive statistics and introduces the student to hypothesis testing and bivariate statistics. Students will use the knowledge of statistics learned in this course to interpret and critique statistical analyses published in journal articles. Students will also analyze real data, interpret the findings and write reports. Three credit hours.
- Course credit hours: 3