Data Analysis

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Course No: MPAD.5040-061; SIS Class Nbr: 3075; SIS Term: 2940
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course provides students with a basic introduction to the use of quantitative methods in policy research. It is very much designed as a course in applied statistics, covering common topics such as types of variables and data, probability theory, hypothesis testing, measures of central tendency and variance, as well as tools for examining basic relationships between two variables: contingency tables, correlation and bivariate regression. Weekly homework assignments ask students to work with actual data and develop skills for quickly analyzing data, reporting the results, and using their conclusions to inform decision-making.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes:
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Teresa Kroeger
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2020: May 18 to Jul 26
  • Chat Hours: Thu 6-7 PM*
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: Graduate Certificate in Public Administration & Leadership

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