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CES734. Inferential Statistics

This course focuses on the descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in educational administration. Course activities include the application of statistical methods to research design, as well as an investigation of how these methods can contribute to institutional improvement. Specific concepts include measures of central tendency and variability, probability theory, estimation and significance, and correlation and regression. Credit, 3 hours. Students will define and describe the essential characteristics of quantitative research. Students will apply inferential statistical tests on problems requiring parametric and non-parametric analyses. Students will identify potential research designs for various problems. Students will analyze and critique statistical information in the professional literature on a topic related to their own research project.