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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 23, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 2
Maximum Credits: 2
This is an applied statistical methods course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of introductory and intermediate-level sample designs and associated methods of statistical analysis along with a basic understanding of the theoretical underpinnings. Emphasis is placed on sampling human populations in large communities. Students will also learn statistical software used in survey data analysis, including sample selection and survey procedures in the STATA software package. Lecture topics include: simple probability samples, stratified sampling, ratio and regression estimation, cluster sampling, sampling with unequal probabilities, variance estimation and weighting in complex surveys, two-phase sampling, estimating population size and estimation of rare populations and small areas. The course will consist of one weekly 2-hour lecture and one class devoted to student presentations related to a term project assigned at midterm.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SU3 Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: BIOST 2011 or 2039 or 2041; PROG: Graduate Sch of Public Health (PPBHL)

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