School Of Social Sciences

Statistical Knowledge and Social PowerWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101369.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of social research at an introductory level

Equivalent Units
63027 - Statistical Knowledge and Social Power

About this Unit
This unit aims to make the study of statistics meaningful to students by presenting them in the context of a social issue. It provides students with a critical understanding of the theory and practice of statistical research without complex mathematics. The lectures will examine theoretical, philosophical and social power issues related to the production and usage of statistics. The workshops will allow the students to develop a basic capacity to produce, use and manipulate statistical data.

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