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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUS70340 - Advanced Statistics IIb

(2 units)
The course will cover multivariate techniques (analyses involving three or more variables) employed in contemporary behavioral science research and program evaluation. Particular emphasis on understanding when these techniques are appropriate and inappropriate for a given research question and dataset. Mastery of skills necessary to: a) read and understand most results reported in journal articles; b) communicate about empirical results with other scholars in the field; c) critically review the statistics and conclusions used in empirical studies - for oneself, for employers, or for other researchers; d) perform own analyses; e) interpret SPSS output; f) design own research with particular analytic strategies in mind. Topics covered include: multiple regression; multivariate analysis of variance and covariance; discriminant analysis; logistic regression; principal components and factor analysis; introduction to structural equation modeling, path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis.
Prerequisites: BUS70330