Skip to main content

JSGS 803: Quantitative Methods

Go Search
Home
About
New Atlas
Atlas, A-Z
Atlas Maps
MPP/MPA Programs
Subjects
Core Topics
Illustrative Courses
Topic Encyclopedia
Concept Dictionary
Competencies
Career Tips
IGOs
Best Practices Project
PPGPortal > Home > Illustrative Courses > Sask-Reg (JSGS) > JSGS 803: Quantitative Methods


 

JSGS 803  - 
Quantitative Methods 

Institution:
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School 

Instructor:
   

Description:

Provides students with the statistical concepts and techniques required for conducting research and critically evaluating empirical studies. Topics include statistical inference, sampling theory, and data and regression analysis as applied to problems in public policy.

COURSE CONTENT AND APPROACH

This course is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of bivariate and multivariate regression analysis, and to apply the regression model to problems in public administration and public policy research. Various modifications to the regression model will be examined, as will several problems that often plague regression models. Finally, you will become familiar with the regression routines of STATA. This software will be used in completing class assignments.

This course emphasizes the application of statistical procedures more than the theoretical or mathematical principles behind them. While you will learn the basic theoretical principles of regression analysis, the overall objective of the course is to learn how to apply this method to diverse empirical problems in public policy.

The course has a lecture format. However, discussion is encouraged. This course outline is subject to changes during the term.


 Courseware Library

JSGS803_Winter2012_R.pdfJSGS803_Winter2012_RMatthew Seddon
JSGS803_Fall2012_S.pdfJSGS803_Fall2012_SMatthew Seddon


Intellectual Property Owner:
 

Level Descriptor: First Year Masters 



Important Notices
© University of Toronto 2008
School of Public Policy and Governance