Statistics for Social Research
Code: 37765
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivan Balabanić
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivan Balabanić - Seminar
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All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The main goal of the course is to introduce students to basic statistical concepts and techniques needed for various applications in sociology. Students, through lectures, exercises, readings and autonomous problem solving learn difference between descriptive and inferential statistics, graphical and numerical display of data, calculate and estimate average values, mod, median, learn basics in probability, learn discrete and continuous probability functions, calculate and interpret variance and standard deviation, Bernoulli, binomial, uniform, exponential, standard normal and normal probability functions. Students will be acquainted with all fundamental statistical knowledge and techniques which are being used in business practice with emphasis on interpretation of statistical parameters contained in computer outputs. Students develop statistical way of thinking and learn precise statistical manner of communication. It is expected that students demonstrate clear statistical interpretation of the results.
Learning outcomes:
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  2. , Howell, D. C; Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences; Duxbury Press/ Cole Publishing Company, Ca., USA (2014), , , .
  3. , Welkowitz, J.; Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Sixth Edition with SPSS 15.0 Set; John Wiley + Sons, Inc., New Jersey, USA (2008), , , .
  4. , Pagano, R. R.; Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences; Brooks / Cole Publishing Company An International Thomson Publishing Company, Pacific Grove, USA (2008), , , .
  5. , Sweet, S. A.; Grace-Martin K. A; Data Analysis with SPSS: A First Course in Applied Statistics (4th Edition); Pearson, USA (2012), , , .
4. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Sociology
Consultations schedule:


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