Syllabus, LIR 832, Spring, 2007, page 1LIR 832: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND LABOR RELATIONSSpring, 2007Tuesday, 3:00pm - 5:50pmDiscussion/Lab Sessions: TBAInstructor:Lecturer:Dale BelmanRussell Ormiston408 S. Kedzie427 S. KedziePhone: 353-3905Phone: 353-7231Email: [email protected]Email:[email protected]Office Hours: Tuesday: 1:30pm - 3:00pm or by appointmentCourse web site: www.msu.edu/course/lir/832/Students with disabilities needing accommodations for examinations or other assignmentsshould discuss their requests with the instructor as soon as possible.Course objectives:This course is divided into three sets of skills, each with separate objectives.1.Statistical Analysis: The application of multi-variate techniques to determineunderlying social relationships. This will focus on developing a theoreticaland practical understanding of the application of regression techniques.2.Application of Techniques in Practical Situations: Although theoreticunderstanding of multi-variate techniques is a necessary foundation forknowledgeable use of statistical techniques, practical experience in theirapplication is also important. Students will develop familiarity with statisticalsoftware, multi-variate techniques, methods of testing hypotheses anddiagnostic methods.3.Evaluation of Research: Good research is founded on mastery of statisticaltheory, but requires careful framing of issues, consideration of appropriatemeasures and specification and interpretation of the results of statisticaltests. Students will learn to read statistical articles and evaulate the results ofthat research.
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