The School of Graduate Studies and Research
Measurement and statistical techniques as used in administration and educational research. Basic descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation are developed. Reliability and validity of test scores with emphasis on use of statistical techniques are studied, along with their interpretation.
Using computer programs, a wide array of statistical procedures for research workers are explored. Basic concepts of statistical inference and prediction are reviewed, including regression analysis and prediction, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and covariance, and partial and multiple correlation. Emphasis is placed on use of computers and interpretation of computer printouts along with understanding techniques employed. No computer knowledge is necessary. Prerequisite: GSR 5l6 or equivalent.
Selection of a research problem, data collection, types of research, research reports, and use of the library and computer in connection with research problems are studied. Elements of statistics are introduced. This course provides background for preparation of the thesis and enables the student to become an intelligent consumer of products of academic research.
Group study of course material not offered in other graduate courses. Prerequisite: May not be scheduled without prior written approval of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Individualized, in-depth study of an approved topic directed by a participating faculty member and approved administratively. Prerequisite: May not be scheduled without prior written approval of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
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