The primary purpose of this course is to establish the role of statistics and quantitative data in sociological research by focusing the relationship between theory and empirical research. This is the second course of statistical methods in sociology that covers basic techniques of data analysis by using inferential statistics. Students are presented with an introduction to the use of inferential statistical methods and computer applications by focusing on the pitfalls of statistical hypothesis testing in social research. The course also introduces students to basic techniques of checking associations for categorical and quantitative data obtained in sociological research. The course requires basic knowledge on statistical concepts and terminology in order to succeed.