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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
Departmental Room
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 399A (section 1)
Designing Surveys

This workshop/course is designed for students who are designing a survey for use in a research project. The workshop content draws on relevant cognitive processing...

2019-2020 Winter
Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
School of Education 208
EDUC 401A (section 1)
Mini Courses in Methodology: Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

Statistical analysis using SPSS, including generating descriptive statistics, drawing graphs, calculating correlation coefficients, conducting t-tests, analysis of...

2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
Ceras 108
EDUC 401B (section 1)
Mini Courses in Methodology: Stata

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the Stata statistical software package for use in quantitative research. By the end of the course, students should...

2019-2020 Autumn
Monday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Ceras 108
EDUC 401B (section 1)
Mini Courses in Methodology: Stata

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the Stata statistical software package for use in quantitative research. By the end of the course, students should...

2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Ceras 108
EDUC 401D (section 1)
Multilevel Modeling Using R (STATS 196A)

See http://rogosateaching.com/stat196/ . Multilevel data analysis examples using R. Topics include: two-level nested data...

2019-2020 Spring
Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
Sequoia Hall 200
EDUC 423 (section 1)
Introduction to Data Science (EDUC 143, SOC 302)

Social scientists can benefit greatly from utilizing new data sources like electronic administration records or digital communications, but they require tools and...

2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 11:20am
Ceras 204

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