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Advanced Statistics

SW673

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to statistics and statistical methods. It is intended and designed for students who have little or no familiarity with statistics and who may want to learn at a relatively slow pace so that their knowledge base is built on a solid foundation. Students in this course will acquire the skills to comprehend statistical reports related to program evaluation and research practice. Students will be able to assess the value and limitations of rates, measures, and statistical estimates. This course will help students develop the ability to use advanced quantitative methods to describe real world situations in social work settings and to make ethical inferences and decisions based on the statistical results. Students will learn to choose methods of statistical analysis to improve social policy decisions and service delivery programs. Students will learn to understand and use appropriate language with their statistical analyses to clarify meaning and to explain the inferences that can be appropriately made from specific data.

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