Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Fundamental Statistical Methods for Social Work Research
0.5 Credit

An introduction to basic descriptive statistics, correlation, least squares regression and statistical inference (tests of hypothesis, confidence intervals, etc.) in a variety of situations using the z, t, F, and y2 distributions. This course through a variety of methods will provide the student with the applied and theoretical statistical background necessary to analyze empirical research in Social Work. A weekly one-hour lab is included along with lectures that will provide training in computer statistical software using SPSS, statistical simulations and WebCT.