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SWKD 730. Seminar in Applied Quantitative Data Analysis. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: SWKD 705 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor. This course requires students to conduct an independent research project using existing data relevant to their substantive interests. To achieve the objective of producing a publishable paper, students will develop an empirical question that can be examined with existing quantitative data; manage, analyze and interpret the data; synthesize data analysis with research methods; and integrate these components into a scholarly paper. This course is not a traditional research methods or statistics course.