ED 734 or ED 734A, B Data Analysis and Interpretation (4 or 2, 2)
Provides skills in the use of principles and methods for both descriptive and inferential statistics. It includes a study of measures of central tendency, variability, position, and relationship. Basic distributions, such as the binomial and normal, are introduced. The course focuses on an introduction to such inferential techniques as chisquare, the analysis of variance and covariance, and multivariate analysis. Both parametric and nonparametric procedures are included. The course will also emphasize how descriptive and inferential approaches can be applied to the interpretation of data. Students will be expected to utilize appropriate statistical software.