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Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
COMM 318 (section 1)
Quantitative Social Science Research Methods

An introduction to a broad range of social science research methods that are widely used in PhD work. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
120-452
COMM 339 (section 1)
Questionnaire Design for Surveys and Laboratory Experiments: Social and Cognitive Perspectives (POLISCI 421K, PSYCH 231)

The social and psychological processes involved in asking and answering questions via questionnaires for the social sciences; optimizing questionnaire design; open versus...

2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
120-452
DESINST 215 (section 1)
The Design of Data

Our world is increasingly complex and laden with many forms of measurable data. Infographics abound, but whether explicit or not, the stories they tell are all designed....

2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
ECON 292 (section 1)
Quantitative Methods for Empirical Research

This is an advanced course on quantitative methods for empirical research. Students are expected to have taken a course in linear models before. In this course I will...

2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
GSB Class of 1968 106
EDUC 200A (section 1)
Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation

Primarily for master's students in the School of Education. Focus is on reading literature and interpreting descriptive and inferential statistics, especially those...

2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Ceras 108
EDUC 200A (section 2)
Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation

Primarily for master's students in the School of Education. Focus is on reading literature and interpreting descriptive and inferential statistics, especially those...

2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Ceras 108
EDUC 200B (section 1)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

(Formerly EDUC 151.) Primarily for master's students: An introduction to the core concepts and methods of qualitative research. Through a variety of hands-on learning...

2019-2020 Autumn
Thursday
9:00am - 11:50am
Ceras 204
EDUC 200B (section 1)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

(Formerly EDUC 151.) Primarily for master's students: An introduction to the core concepts and methods of qualitative research. Through a variety of hands-on learning...

2019-2020 Winter
Monday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Ceras 108
EDUC 260B (section 1)
Advanced Statistical Methods for Observational Studies (CHPR 266, HRP 292, STATS 266)

Design principles and statistical methods for observational studies. Topics include: matching methods, sensitivity analysis, and instrumental variables. 3 unit...

2019-2020 Spring
Monday
2:30pm - 4:20pm
MSOBX303
EDUC 278 (section 1)
Introduction to Issues in Evaluation

Open to master's and doctoral students with priority to students in the School of Education. Focus is on the basic literature and major theoretical and practical issues...

2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:20pm

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