GPS 0340 - Data Collection and Analysis

Credits: 3

Introduces methods for the collection of data in social research and the analysis of numerical data using simple statistical computer software. In addition to a discussion of survey design, the course covers the advantages and limitations of in-person interviews, telephone surveys, and mail-out surveys. Students use computer software to produce simple, descriptive statistical analyses from survey data, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, frequency counts, and cross-tabulations. Much of the course involves the design, implementation, analyses, and write-up associated with a large class project.

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

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