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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SYA6440

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2084 2003-05-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Sociology AS 126300000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    James Cavendish 9742633

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SYA 6440 SPSS and Social Research

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    SPSS and Social Research
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Research Methods and Statistics



    Course Description

    Provides students with practical experience using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Introduces students to measurement of sociological variables, data processing, and various parametric and nonparametric data analysis procedures.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.


    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?


    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Provide graduate students with practical experience using SPSS for Windows and do data analysis with both primary and secondary data in the social sciences

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate ability to measure sociological variables; Demonstrate ability to perform non parametric and parametric data analysis; Demonstrate ability to apply data analysis techniques to analyze existing data bases.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to Elementary Data Analysis and Running SPSS for Windows; Getting Started with SPSS; Working with Data in SPSS; Describing the Sample; T-test Procedures; Univariate and Multivariate Analysis-of-Variance Techniques I and II; Correlation and Bivariate Analysis; Multiple Linear Regression Analysis; Logistic Regression Analysis; Scaling Procedures; Nonparametric Procedures I and II.

    D. Textbooks

    Using SPSS for Windows: Analyzing and Understanding Data (Second Edition); Linear Probability, Logit, and Probit Models

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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