2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Introduction to Statistics and Research Design

Summer quarter

Faculty: Ralph Murphy political science and economics

Fields of Study: environmental studies and mathematics

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40068 (4) First Session  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening


This class introduces students to key elements of research design and basic statistical analysis.  The course emphasizes the importance of developing clear research questions and the selection of statistical methods to evaluate data collected.  Descriptive and inferential statistical tests, such as sampling, normal distributions, probability, chi square, correlation and regression, and tests of hypothesis are covered.  Students will develop a clear conceptual understanding of quantitative reasoning and the ability to correctly interpret findings. Meets statistics prerequisite for MES and MPA programs at Evergreen.

Maximum Enrollment: 50

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Mon/Wed (Jun. 20 - Jul. 20)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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