Research Design and Quantitative Methods

Spring 2018 quarter

Taught by

environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods
Photo of Kathleen Saul
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
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ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology
  • MES

The third program in the core sequence explores quantitative methods for studying complex environmental phenomena. A primary focus is developing practical literacy in experimental design and data analysis. Students will learn statistical methods including graphical and tabular summaries, distributions, confidence intervals, t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), Chi-square tests, linear regression, multivariate statistics, and both non-parametric and resampling approaches to these statistical methods. The program also introduces software for data management and statistical analyses. Computer lab exercises and collaborative group research projects help students develop proficiency in experimental design and statistical programs.

 

 

Program Details

Quarters

Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Evening

Advertised Schedule

6-10p, Tue/Thu

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online