Advanced Research Methods

Fall 2014 quarter

Taught by

management science, statistics

This is a required course for the MPA's Public Policy Concentration, and is open as an elective for other MPA students. In order to take this course, students must have completed the MPA first year Core program and either be enrolled in, or completed, the MPA second year Core program. Advanced undergraduate and other potential students will be admitted, with instructor permission, on a space available basis. 

Whether you subscribe to the view that there are lies, damned lies, and statistics or not, statistics will almostcertainly (invade or) influence your life.  The focus of Advanced Research Methods is on learning useful analysis techniques (both in SPSS and Excel) to support meaningful research and effective decision making.  We will learn what questions to ask regarding data, how to perform statistical analyses, how to read and interpret statistical findings, and how to communicate research results.   

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Monday


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Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Fall)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 15


Course Reference Number

(4 GR credits): 10267

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