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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
This class was tough.
I would recommend this class for anyone as the curriculum resides around understanding the basics of statistical analysis, specifically in terms of understanding research related material. This can relate to all academic fields from social work to engineering. I do have to say that taking this course online made it slightly more difficult than in a classroom environment as independently reading and practicing the mathematical equations is much more difficult without the 1:1 help with an instructor in person.
What I took away most from this course is how to apply the material learned to my major. There are research studies for literally everything, especially in the field of social work. Many times one study can directly contradict another on the same topic. By understanding such terms like the standard deviation and what is clinically (or not clinically) significant by reading through the material yourself helps you gain a greater knowledge of the research process that introduces these statistics to the studies.
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Advice for students:
To succeed best for this course I would recommend two things. Either take this course on campus or if online, communicate with your professor and other students as much as possible. Do not think you can walk away for a minute and then figure out yourself... statistics are difficult to initially understand and if I had communicated my confusion immediately rather than after a day or so I feel I would have picked up my understanding of the material (and not rush and feel I was behind) much quicker.