Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

GLBL 503 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR MASTERS STUDENTS
Department: Global Affairs
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1.5
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This course familiarizes students with basic concepts of research design and statistical methodology that used in policy analysis. It covers (1) fundamental concepts of scientific inference and barriers to inference in observational data, (2) the implementation and evaluation of experimental and observational research designs in policy analysis, (3) descriptive and graphical statistics, (4) statistical hypothesis testing, (5) elementary use and interpretation of the generalized linear model, and (6) using the R statistical software environment for data organization and analysis. It is strongly recommended that students complete this course in the fall semester of their first year; in all cases, it must be completed before the end of the first year. Master of Global Affairs students only.