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post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I just ate a pork chop and scallion potatoes. I look down on the unwashed masses.

From your hovel?
post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post
I actually hated SPSS, prefered doing the hard stuff by hand. No idea why.... probably because I had so little chance to do math else where haha.

what does it even mean to do stats by hand...
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by MikeCamp View Post
Anyway, I just graduated college with my BA in Sociology, and I am having trouble finding a job. I am enrolled in my MA for sociology as well, but it is part time, so i have plenty of time for a full time job.(...) Anyone in this field and can offer some sound advice ??

The more hard, quantitative skills you have, the better. People don't want to hear about social philosophy and other abstract stuff. The point is whether you can actually come up with actionable advice. That's of value for others. And this advice should be backed up by empirical facts and generated by consistent, plausible models. To make your advice sound, you should have some basic knowledge about fields that influence decision makers: Law, business administration, where needed some technical stuff (i.e., if your advice is, say, in real estates, you should know something about this business and its markets, the legal constraints, some technical issues of developing and running properties). Your skills should tend to statistics, basic programming (or operating specialized software) and presentation of your results. Basically that's market research and corporate policy advice. Think about whether you need a job or could do this as an independent consultant / freelancer.
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Originally Posted by ppllzz View Post
what does it even mean to do stats by hand...

Seriously. It saves sooo much time. Doing it by hand is not at all applicable in the real world.
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
Seriously. It saves sooo much time. Doing it by hand is not at all applicable in the real world.

Oh, I completely agree, and am well versed in SPSS. I just found it fun, though.
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by cheessus View Post
go to lawl school

lol school might be a good option too.
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i wish i consulted the internet before choosing my communications degree from a shitty, overpriced private college
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Originally Posted by Davidko19 View Post
i wish i consulted the internet before choosing my communications degree from a shitty, overpriced private college
you still studying?
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