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Statistics: 001 - Galvan - Social Media Usage

Statistics 001 - Elementary Statistics 1 for the Social Sciences

Introduces fundamental tools of quantitative methods in research: data collection, organization, presentation, analysis and interpretation. Attention is given to tabulation, graphic presentation of data, measure of central tendency, variability, the normal curve, probability and statistical inference, linear correlation and research methods.

Research Topic

  • You are a researcher studying social media usage. Specifically, you want to see if there are gender differences with social media. You have collected data on this and now need to report it in an APA style paper.  


Navigate to the Find Articles tab and view the Databases by Subject page.

Recommended Subject Databases Collections:

    • Choose Databases, and select Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection and PsycInfo

Recommended Search Terms:‚Äč

  • social media
  • online social networks
  • gender differences
  • sex differences


Begin with a basic search and look at the subject heading and thesaurus list to gather more search terms. Use the limiters options (below) to help you refine and identify specific methodologies and measures.


Assignment Requirements

Citation Format: APA

Required Sources: Must cite at least 7 peer-reviewed research articles



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