NOTICE: Continuing Ed is open and waiting to hear from you. Our office at 540 Arapeen is open to assist you in person from 9 am - 7 pm Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. If you need immediate assistance, please call us at 801.581.6461. The University of Utah is a mask friendly campus and masks are no longer required, but are encouraged when needed. For more information on university COVID-19 protocols on campus visit https://coronavirus.utah.edu.
An introduction to basic concepts and tools central to social scientific data analysis, including: basic forms of presentation (e.g., tables, charts, trendlines, scatterplots); basic tools of analysis (e.g., cross-tabulations, correlation, regression, statistical significance); and fundamental concepts of research design (e.g; sampling, causation, independent and dependent variables). This course provides a foundation for subsequent courses throughout the Sociology major. It is organized around online exercises addressing basic issues of sociological interest and teaches students to explore patterns in data, to conduct analyses, and to interpret findings.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.