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Courses - Spring 2018
EDMS
Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation Department Site
EDMS451
Introduction to Educational Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introduction to statistical reasoning; location and dispersion measures; computer applications; regression and correlation; formation of hypotheses tests; t-test; one-way analysis of variance; analysis of contingency tables.
EDMS645
Quantitative Research Methods I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Research design and statistical applications in educational research: data representation; descriptive statistics; estimation and hypothesis testing. Application of statistical computer packages is emphasized.
EDMS646
General Linear Models I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDMS645; or an equivalent introductory statistics course.
A first post-introductory inferential statistics course, with emphasis on analysis of variance procedures and designs from within the general linear modeling framework. Assignments include student analysis of education and related data; application of statistical software packages is emphasized.
EDMS647
Causal Inference and Evaluation Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDMS651.
Counterfactual (potential outcomes) framework for causal inference, design/analysis strategies for confounder control, and specific best-practice applications to the evaluation of programs.
EDMS651
General Linear Models II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDMS646; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Multiple regression and correlation analysis; trend analysis; hierarchical and stepwise procedures; logistic regression; software for regression analysis.
EDMS665
(Perm Req)
Data Analysis and Statistical Consulting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDMS651; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Advanced data analysis procedures applied to real-world clients' problems arising in a wide variety of substantive research settings within and beyond education.
EDMS722
Structural Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDMS657.
Statistical theory and methods of estimation used in structural modeling; computer program applications; multisample models; mean structture models; structural models with multilevel data (e.g., sampling weights, growth models, multilevel latent variable models).
EDMS724
(Perm Req)
Modern Measurement Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDMS623 and EDMS651.
Theoretical formulations of measurement from a latent trait theory perspective.
EDMS738J
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Special Problems in Measurement; Computer Adaptive Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDMS769L
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Applied Statistics in Education; Longitudinal Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDMS787
Bayesian Inference and Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDMS651.
Credit only granted for: EDMS769B or EDMS787.
Formerly: EDMS769B.
Models and model fitting methods commonly used in Bayesian Inference, such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods (e.g., Gibbs, Metropolis Sampling), with applications within and beyond the social and behavioral sciences. Analytical and philosophical differences between Frequentist and Bayesian statistics will also be highlighted.
EDMS798
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDMS799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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EDMS889
Internship in Measurement and Statistics
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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EDMS898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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EDMS899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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