School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (YMED5008)

Description

This course provides an introduction to quantitative approaches to data analysis from descriptive and inferential perspectives. Students will be exposed to key foundational elements of quantitative analyses necessary to develop proficiencies to become consumers of and contributors of research. Students will learn to select appropriate statistical procedures, calculate statistics, and interpret statistical tests and graphics.

Course Outcomes

The learning outcomes that students should achieve upon successful completion of this course. 

  1. Learn the key fundamentals to quantitative data analysis
  2. Develop the skills necessary to be a critical consumer and contributor of statistical information
  3. Be able to choose the appropriate statistical analysis for a given data set or hypothesis
  4. Interpret results in terms of statistical significance and experimental design
Teaching strategies

This course provides an introduction to quantitative approaches to data analysis from descriptive and inferential perspectives. Students will be exposed to key foundational elements of quantitative analyses necessary to develop proficiencies to become consumers of and contributors of research. Students will learn to select appropriate statistical procedures, calculate statistics, and interpret statistical tests and graphics.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1 - Discussion Boards
Weighting: 5%
Length: n/a

Assessment Task 2 - Assignments
Weighting: 25%
Length: n/a

Assessment Task 3 - Multiple Choice Questions
Weighting: 20%
Length: 7 sets of multiple choice questions

Assessment Task 4 - Examination
Weighting: 50%
Length: n/a