2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Advanced Research Methods

Winter quarter

Faculty: Glenn Landram management science, statistics

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20279 (4 GR)  

Credits: 4(W)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening


Advanced Research Methods, a required course for the MPA Policy concentration, examines advanced and multivariate statistical methods from a practical viewpoint. The aim is to introduce students to the most used statistical techniques and research designs in state government that will allow users to understand the complexities that are critical to the research/policy question. Students can expect to learn enough about complex design and techniques to be able to know what technique to request, to understand the use of designs and techniques and to interpret complex research output. In addition, students will develop their ability to use many of the advanced analysis features embedded within Excel.

 Books you will need:

1.  Statistical Techniques in Business and Economics, 14th edition, by Lind, Marchal and Wathen.  ISBN:  978-0-07-340176-8.   2.  A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper [Paperback], by John Allen Paulos, ISBN-13: 978-0385482547.  

The only assignment is to read the first three chapters of Statistical Techniques by the first day of class. 

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Mon

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com