Research Design and Quantitative Methods

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Spring 2018 quarter

Taught by

environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
withey square
ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology

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


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

6-10p, Tue/Thu

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online