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Spring 2022 | Graduate Social Statistics II 

Course Description

This course is the second in a two-sequence of graduate statistics and data analysis for students in the social sciences. In this course, we will cover major topics related to multiple regression, including application and assumptions of the regression model, consequences of violating those assumptions, and possible solutions. In addition, this course covers data analysis and interpretation using the statistical software package STATA.

Course Goals

  • Interpret results of social science data analysis and identify poorly used or reported statistics as well as limitations of social science research

  • Understand the underlying assumptions and principles of regression analysis

  • Apply quantitative techniques related to regression analysis using statistical software

  • Generate, present, and interpret, statistical tables, charts, and graphs based on analysis of empirical data

  • Use STATA to manage large data sets, and understand, code, clean, and analyze real data


Intro to Race & Ethnicity
Race + COVID Projects

Students enrolled in Intro to Race & Ethnicity at Mississippi State University developed projects related to Racial Disparities in COVID-19.  These podcasts and zines help illustrate racial disparities in COVID-19 and provide resources for understanding these disparities


Introduction to Race & Ethnicity

Course Description
This course introduces the study of race and ethnicity within the discipline of sociology.  In this course, we will focus on (1) how sociologists define and use the concepts of "race" and "ethnicity," (2) how sociologists use theories and data to learn about and explain race and ethnicity, and (3) how race and ethnicity relate to other social processes.  This course will introduce you to the sociology of race and ethnicity, providing you with the resources to investigate the issues more fully.

Course Goals
The goals of this course are that students will:

  • Better understand how viewing the world through a sociological lens informs and explains inequality in the United States today;

  • Utilize a more critical perspective in their interpretation of changes in racial and ethnic relations;

  • Express ideas about racial groups, ethnic groups, and racism more effectively in writing, discussion and other forms of communications;

  • More skillfully access information claims and make inferences from observed facts about racial and ethnic groups or disparities;

  • Gain insight about their social experiences and those of others in a diverse and globalized world.

Example Syllabus

Spring 2021, MSU

Example Assignments

Spring 2021, MSU

Student Evaluations

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