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Social Work 7431

Quantitative Data Analysis

This course provides an in-depth understanding of quantitative data analysis.

Using an experiential approach, scholars will demonstrate competence in the use of SPSS-PC and in interpretation of statistical measures and test commonly used in social work research.

Topics covered include: measures of central tendency and other descriptive statistics; analysis of variance; tests for statistical significance, both parametric and nonparametric; measures of association; measures of correlation; linear and multiple regression; construction of models, including path analysis; and statistical methods for scale construction. A brief introduction will also be provided to LISERAL and Log Linear Analysis.

Prerequisites: SCWK 7010 & SCWK 7020; successful demonstration of competence on standardized test of data analysis.

Co-requisite: SCWK 7420 (Note: these courses are paired so that scholars can relate research designs to modes of data analysis.)