PADP 8120: Data Analysis and Statistical Modeling Professor: Angela Fertig University of Georgia Office: Baldwin Hall Room 203D Public Administration and Policy Email: [email protected] Spring 2011 Class Website: ∼ afertig/statistics.html Classes: Tuesdays, 3:30-6:15pm, Candler 115 Office Hours: Fridays 10am-noon, or by appointment Description This course provides students an opportunity to develop quantitative analysis skills that can be applied to public management and policy research questions. We will discuss the methods used to collect quantitative evidence and to analyze quantitative data. Topics will include sampling, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparison of means, ordinary least squares, dealing with violations of the underlying assumptions of multiple regression, and the logit model. I will also provide an introduction to Stata software for statistical analysis. By the end of the course, students should be able to: • Identify and propose questions of analysis that are pertinent to the contemporary study of public policy and public administration. • Identify the most appropriate methodological techniques for analysis given a research question and
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