Course Schedule

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

MPPA 405-DL : Statistics for Research


Description

This course introduces students to basic statistical concepts and methods that are relevant to public policy research and development. Emphasis is on the identification, use, and interpretation of statistical results rather than the theoretical development of statistical concepts and procedures. Topics include descriptive statistics (central tendency, dispersion, and data display); probability; probability distributions; inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing); correlation; bivariate regression; contingency tables and the chi-square test; statistical computing.

Students will do homework using the R language and RStudio. It is recommended that students take the free, facilitated workshop, R Learning Studio https://sps.northwestern.edu/masters/resources.php#studio in the quarter prior to registering for MPPA 405 Statistics. Students should concentrate on Modules 1, 2, and 5.


Winter 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/03/22 - 03/13/22Optional Sync W
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Seeskin, Zachary
Online
Open

Spring 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
03/28/22 - 06/05/22Optional Sync W
7 – 9 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Baron, Michael
Online
Open

Summer 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
06/20/22 - 08/27/22Optional Sync W
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Seeskin, Zachary
Online
Open
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