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318.621.01 DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP IN PUBLIC POLICY I

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Carey Borkoski
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Focuses on the application of statistical techniques learned in Statistical Analysis I –IV. Introduces students to STATA and develops skills in applying statistical techniques to a real-world data project. Concurrent registration with 318.612 and 318.613 required.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the purpose of various STATA tools, including commands, do files and log files
Perform various statistical operations using STATA
Design a program to conduct a statistical analysis of a data set
Interpret output from STATA and identify the policy significance (if any) in the results
Use STATA to conduct a complete data analysis project that includes finding and cleaning the data set, creating variables, analyzing the data and completing a formal report on the findings

Methods of Assessment: in-class assignments and analysis project
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 3:30 - 6:30
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduates are not permitted in this course;
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

students enrolled in programs other than the MPP must obtain permission of department prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact: cborkosk@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

318.610 and 318.611 and concurrent registration in 318.612 and 318.613

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail