Statistics Bootcamp

I led UCI Sociology Department’s statistics bootcamp for incoming graduate students in 2015, 2016, and 2017. This multi-day workshop familiarizes students with the mathematical backbones of statistical methods for social scientists in order to prepare them for the graduate statistics sequence. Materials from 2017 are shown below.


  1. Measures of central tendency and variance
  2. Sampling distributions, Z scores, probability
  3. Confidence intervals, t-distribution, proportions
  4. Hypothesis testing and sample problems (means)
  5. Hypothesis testing and sample problems (proportions)
  6. Hypothesis testing with two samples (means and proportions)
  7. Regression

Practice Problems

Practice Problem Solutions

STATA files

Handout Day 4