Provides a thorough examination of statistical methods employed in public policy analysis, with a particular emphasis on regression methods which are frequently employed in research across the social sciences. This course emphasizes intuitive understanding of the central concepts, and develops in students the ability to choose and employ the appropriate tool for a particular research problem, and understand the limitations of the techniques.
"This course provides the foundation necessary to conduct statistical analyses in the social sciences. The course will focus on statistical concepts, including probability, causality, estimation, and inference. Combining programming, statistical theory, and real world datasets, this course will introduce students to the basic principles of data analysis." For further information, click here.