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POLS 285 Introduction to Statistics

POLS 285  Introduction to Statistics  Units: 3.00  

This course is an introduction to quantitative approaches to political science research. You will learn how to use quantitative techniques to make causal and descriptive inferences. You will also gain basic familiarity with Stata, a widely used statistical software package. The course will consist of weekly lectures and tutorials. Tutorials will involve seminar-style discussions and computer and pencil-and-paper based problems. No prior background in statistics is assumed or required.

Learning Hours: 118 (24 Lecture, 10 Tutorial, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (POLS 110/6.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.00 on all units in POLS) or permission of the Department. Exclusion BIOL 243/3.0; CHEE 209/3.5; COMM 162/3.0; ECON 250/3.0; GPHY 247/3.0; KNPE 251/3.0; NURS 323/3.0; PSYC 202/3.0; SOCY 211/3.0; STAM 200/3.0; STAT 263/3.0.  
Course Equivalencies: POLS 285, POLS 385  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science