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Mark C Long
PPM 512
Seattle Campus

Data Analysis Practicum

Develops the methodological capacity to undertake independent research. Includes reading, critiquing, and replicating portions of selected empirical papers from a range of scholarly areas. Provides opportunities to deal with issues of research design, data limitations, measurement, model specification, and interpretation. Offered: A.

Class description

This course builds on and provides a means to integrate methodological aspects of the core curriculum of the Evans School's Ph.D. program and to develop capacity to undertake independent research. Students will read, critique, and replicate portions of selected empirical papers from a range of scholarly areas that contribute to this program, such as Sociology, Political Science, Management, Economics, and Risk Analysis. The exercises will be selected to provide opportunities to deal in depth with issues of research design, data limitations, measurement of key concepts, model specification, and interpretation.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Blake N Cooper
Date: 10/22/2009