Statistical resources for social sciences

Correlation examples
Linear correlation: illustration of correlation coefficients for various distributions in an x/y plane. via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain
Anscombe's quartet 3
Anscombe's Quartet (four different data sets with the same summary statistics) via Wikimedia Commons. GPLCC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL


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Case Studies (1 link)
Lecture Slides (3 links)
Software (9 links)

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Konrad Menzel, MIT

Detailed lecture notes in PDF, reading list, past exams, and assignments from a 2009 course based on Larsen and Marx. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications. Available in Turkish as well as English.