Revision material for the SO102 exam (2016). This document includes 13 pages.
The notes include key theorists, concepts, contemporary examples and graphs. Key theorists, concepts and examples have been emboldened for revision purposes.
The content includes material from the wider reading, class discussions/material and lecture slides.
The document is divided into three CORE sections:
- Conceptualising “Social Statistics”
- Basic Statistical Constructs
- Explanatory Methods
1. Conceptualising “Social Statistics” includes:
- Statistics as a social construction
- How quantification affects individuals
- Historical development of Social Statistics
- Sample Surveys
- Big Data and the Digital Challenge
2. Basic Statistical Constructs includes:
- Measures of Central Tendency
- Dispersion over time
- Measuring association between variables
- Pierre Bourdieu’s “Distinction” and Multiple Correspondence Analysis
3. Explanatory Methods includes:
- Social Network Analysis
- Experimental and Observational Methods
- Linear Regression Analysis