The course focuses on understanding the logic of argument in social statistics and the research process. The course will examine the essentials of statistics – assumptions and techniques underlying descriptive, inferential, bivariate, and multivariate statistical arguments. The course will further engage students in critical interrogation of quantitative reasoning, presentations, and interpretations of real-world information and data. Satisfies GE UD B (Math and Quantitative Reasoning). Completion of GE Golden Four (A1, A2, A3, B4) with a C- or better, completion of lower division GE B coursework and at least 45 units.