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SWKD 702. Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture and 1 laboratory hours. 4 credits. Enrollment is restricted to students with master's-level course work in research methods and introduction to statistics, graduate standing in social work or permission of the instructor. A required foundation course in a sequence focused on concentrated study of principles of quantitative scientific method for knowledge-building and research. Lab sessions will complement content covered in class and, primarily, involve “hands-on” application of statistical software for data analysis. Special emphasis on the application of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques within the context of applied social work research.