This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to understand and apply methods of quantitative analysis to social work research topics. Several major statistical techniques will be presented including chi-squares, t-tests, one-way ANOVAs (analysis of variance), correlation, simple regression and some non-parametric tests. Students will gain knowledge of the SPSS computer software program through weekly hands-on assignments applying these statistical techniques to a secondary data set. Using this data set, the final research project will entail the use of descriptive and inferential statistics to comprehensively analyze and interpret their selected research topic.
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