DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP IN PUBLIC POLICY II Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the purpose of various STATA tools, including commands, do files and log files;
- Perform various statistical operations using STATA;
- Design a program to conduct a statistical analysis of a data set;
- Interpret output from STATA and identify the policy signifiance (if any) in the results; and
- Use STATA to conduct a complete data analysis project that includes finding and cleaning the data set, creating variables, analyzing the data and completing a formal report on the findings.
Focuses on the application of statistical techniques learned in Statistical Analysis I –IV. Introduces students to STATA and develops skills in applying statistical techniques to a real-world data project. Concurrent registration with 318.612 and 318.613 required.
Students enrolled in the MPP program
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: in-class assignments and analysis project
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
318.610; 318.611; 318.621 and concurrent registration in 318.612 and 318.613
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
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