Course Outline

Semester 1 2013/14  

Course: Statistics for Social Sciences
(Statistik untuk Sains Sosial)
Code: DCE 5950
Prerequisite: None
Objective After completing this course students should be able to: 
1.    Understand different descriptive and inferential statistical technique and apply the appropriate statistical technique data analysis, 
2.    Conduct data analysis and make interpretation on the findings.
Synopsis: The course will include discussions on a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to prepare students for performing statistical analysis.  Special emphasis will be given to the analysis of data from communication research and other related social science fields.  This course focuses on the applied rather than the theoretical aspect of statistics.
Contents: ●    Overview of Statistics
●    Basic Statistical Concepts
●    Summation Notation
●    Frequency Distribution and Data Presentation
●    Introduction to SPSS
●    Measures of Central tendencies
●    Measures of Dispersion
●    Normal Distribution
●    Hypothesis Testing
●    T-Test
●    Analysis of Variance
●    Chi-Square
●    Spearman Rho Correlation
●    Pearson Product-Moment Correlation
●    Simple Linear Regression
References Bahaman Abu Samah and Turiman Suandi (1999). Statistics for Social Research with Computer Application. Manuscript
Field, Andy (2009). Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. 3rd Edition. London: Sage Publications.
Guilford, J.P. and B. Fruchter (1973). Fundamental Statistics in Psychology and Education, 5th Edition. New York: Mc Graw-Hill
Gravetter, F. J., Wallnau, L. B. (2009). Statistics for Behavioral Sciences.8th Edition. Belmont: Wadsworth/
Mann, Prem S. (2010). Introductory Statistics. 7th Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pallant, J. (2010). SPSS Survival Manual: A Step-by-step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS. 4th Edition. New York: McGraw Hill

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