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Applied Data Analysis
QAC 201
Fall 2010
Section: 01   02   03   04  
Crosslisting: SOC 257, GOVT 201, PSYC 280, NS&B 280

This course allows you to ask and answer questions that you feel most passionately about. The focus is on helping you develop and complete your own research project. In keeping with the First Year Matters topic: Feast or Famine, just one of the many studies that you will have the opportunity to explore is Welfare, Children and Families, a National study initiated to assess the well-being of low-income children and families in the post-welfare reform era. The project investigates the strategies families have used to respond to reform, in terms of employment, schooling or other forms of training, residential mobility, and fertility. Central to this project is a focus on how these strategies affect children's lives, with an emphasis on their health and development as well as their need for, and use of, social services.

The course offers: Unlimited one-on-one support; ample opportunities to work with other students who share your interests; training in numerous skills that prepare you to work in many different research labs across the university that collect empirical data; and, a final project that can be submitted for possible publication in one of Wesleyan's student run journals. It is also an opportunity to fulfill an important requirement in several different majors that you may be considering: Neuroscience and Behavior (fulfills the Research Methods and Practica requirement); Psychology (fulfills the statistics requirement); Government (fulfills one of the 9 courses needed for the major); Sociology (fulfills one of the 10 course credits needed for the major).

Essential Capabilities: Information Literacy, Quantitative Reasoning
Credit: 1.5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM QAC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(CIS)(DATA-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)(HRAD-MN)(INFO-MN)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAY-18-2024
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