CCTP-804 Advanced Statistical Methodology and Survey Methods
Spring for 2016-2017
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*Fulfills Research Methods Requirement

This course is designed as a continuation of CCTP 771, Statistical Methodology, and also will provide an overview of survey research methodology.

The statistics portion of the course will focus on multivariate techniques of data analysis, including advanced topics in OLS regression analysis, methods for estimating statistical models with dichotomous dependent variables, such as logistic regression and discriminant analysis, and measurement models for incorporating multiple indicators into analysis, such as factor analysis. These techniques are commonly employed by social scientists.

The survey component of the class will focus on the fundamentals of survey design and implementation, including sampling. Students will have the opportunity to design and field a class survey that they can analyze using statistical techniques. The course is designed not only to provide students with a hands-on approach to survey research and data analysis, but also to teach them to be informed consumers of statistics.

Students will be required to complete a data analysis project of their own design which may be conducted in conjunction with their thesis or other research project.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CCTP 770, 771, or permission of instructor

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