1. Conceptual basis and theory of the topic(s) in advanced quantitative methods
Students will be able to explain the rationale and the theoretical basis of the statistical/mathematical concepts, formulae, and notations.
Measurement: Essay exam questions
2. Computational ability in advanced quantitative methods
Students will be able to accurately perform the major calculations of the quantitative methods covered in the course.
Measurement: Computational exam questions.
3. Data analysis skills
Students will acquire skill in using statistical/mathematical analysis applications to analyze data sets.
Measurement: Test of computer analysis skill, using a collection of example data sets and a statistical analysis application.