Data Analysis

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Course No: MPAD.5040-061; SIS Class Nbr: 2683; SIS Term: 3040
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.
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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Teresa Kroeger
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2021: May 17 to Jul 25
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: Graduate Certificate in Public Administration & Leadership

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