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318.621.01 DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP IN PUBLIC POLICY I

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Carey Borkoski
Course Instructor:

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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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose of various STATA tools, including commands, do files and log files
  2. Perform various statistical operations using STATA
  3. Design a program to conduct a statistical analysis of a data set
  4. Interpret output from STATA and identify the policy significance (if any) in the results
  5. 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
Multiterm:
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Restriction:
undergraduates are not permitted in this course;
Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
Consent Note:

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