Member Contributed Content
This curriculum covers a variety of statistical methods used in the social sciences. These materials emphasize the fundamental concepts and practical aspects of statistics. This course focuses on three primary areas: probability foundations, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics.
Description of Course Elements
This course is organized according to chapters, and each chapter includes the following elements:
Readings – This section includes the learning objectives for the chapter and the readings for the recommended textbooks that have been mapped to this course.
Lessons – Each chapter contains lesson(s) which provide the “lecture” portion of this online course.
Assignments – Within each chapter are assignments that relate to the chapter topic. For example, there will be Notes files that you can write in while completing the lessons, and Homework questions that review the material you’ve learned. Additionally there may be Tools listed that you will use for that chapter.
Assessments – This section includes quizzes. Make sure you have studied all the material for the chapter BEFORE attempting these tests.
In this course, students will have an opportunity to:
- understand hypothesis testing
- apply simple linear regression models
- use non-parametric testing principles
- compute goodness-of-fit
- interpret ANOVA
Interface to Science
Virtual Lab Tutorial
Difference to Inference
Chi-Goodness of Fit
Degrees of Freedom
One way ANOVA-Ind
One way ANOVA-Corr
Two way ANOVA-Ind
Members may access the Statistics for the Social Sciences content in two ways:
- Statistics for the Social Sciences may be installed in a member’s LMS.
- Statistics for the Social Sciences content is available through your institution’s customized HippoCampus.org website.
If you are interested in using Statistics for the Social Sciences in your LMS, you must contact the NROC Project Manager at your institution to arrange for LMS installation (per instructions below).
To link to content through your Institution’s HippoCampus website, ask your NROC Project Manager for the custom URL. If you are not sure who your NROC Project Manager is, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Statistics for the Social Sciences course must be installed in your LMS by an LMS Administrator with sufficient privileges to set up the course. If you are the LMS Administrator, you will need to have a login to this website to gain access to the installation files. Check with your NROC Project Manager if you need access to the NROC Network.
Please Note: NO FILES WILL BE SENT TO YOU. You must download and install the course.
Please go to the Installation Tab to access the installation file for your LMS and follow the detailed directions provided.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Contributed courses were not developed by NROC, and we do not have control over the format of the content for installation in your LMS. These courses come in a zip file, with all media objects included. The course must be created manually, using our prototype as a guide; however, there is no IMSCC file. You also have the option to link to content on our servers.
Essential Instructor Resources
Supplemental Instructor Resources
While not necessary to use the course, these additional materials are available to supplement the course or provide more context.