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.)