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Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
BIOS 205 (section 1)
Introduction to R for Data Analysis

Autumn quarter enrollment limited to ADVANCE students; instructor consent required for enrollment. Topics include: basics of R (widely used, open-source programming and...

2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:00am - 10:30am
BIOS 205 (section 1)
Introduction to R for Data Analysis

Autumn quarter enrollment limited to ADVANCE students; instructor consent required for enrollment. Topics include: basics of R (widely used, open-source programming and...

2017-2018 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
Li Ka Shing Center, rms203/204
BIOS 205 (section 1)
Introduction to R for Data Analysis

Autumn quarter enrollment limited to ADVANCE students; instructor consent required for enrollment. Topics include: basics of R (widely used, open-source programming and...

2017-2018 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
Li Ka Shing Center, room 101
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.

2017-2018 Spring
Monday
12:30pm - 3:20pm
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...

2017-2018 Autumn
Tuesday
12:00pm - 2:50pm
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....

2017-2018 Spring
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
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...

2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
GSB Gunn 101
EDUC 252 (section 1)
Introduction to Test Theory

Concepts of reliability and validity; derivation and use of test scales and norms; mathematical models and procedures for test validation, scoring, and interpretation.

2017-2018 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
School of Education 130
EDUC 252L (section 1)
Introduction to Test Theory - Lab

This course will cover the material from 252A in an applied setting. Emphasis will be in developing a capacity for applying and interpreting psychometrics techniques to...

2017-2018 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
160-314
EDUC 260A (section 1)
Statistical Methods for Group Comparisons and Causal Inference (HRP 239, STATS 209)

See http://rogosateaching.com/stat209/. Critical examination of statistical methods in social science and life sciences...

2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday Friday
2:30pm - 4:20pm
Sequoia Hall 200

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