Identify the overall strengths and weaknesses of quantitative, qualitative, experimental,
and survey research methods; and assess which research method/s, given the resource
constraints, are most appropriate for answering the research question.
Develop research question worthy of informing public policy, and identify the statistical
tool appropriate for answering the research question. The tools learned in this class
are: Tests between Means of Different Groups, Tests Between Means of Related Groups,
ANOVA, Factorial ANOVA, Correlation, One- and Two- Factor Chi Square, Ordinary Least
Squares Regression and Logistic Regression.
Develop survey research questions that conform to conventional best practices in survey
Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various non-probability and probability-based
Present quantitative data and results in text and graphic formats.
Identify the policy implications of statistical test results.