EC 315 Quantitative Research Methods
F2J 2007 PV
Jono A. Anzalone, M.S.
M.S. Economics, University of NebraskaB.A. Political Science, Creighton University
October 25th, 2007 - December 13th, 2007
5:30PM - 9:50 PM
MA120 and CS140. 3:0:3
Textbook: 1. (REQUIRED)Soule, Peter, Guide to Quantitative Research Methods 7th Edition. The ISBN 13: 978-0-07-339687-3.
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All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. For this course, the core assessment is a final exam to be administered in all sections of EC 315. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through short answer questions on specific knowledge, Regression analysis procedure, and hypothesis testing.
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Final Exam - The final exam will be administered in order to test your comprehension of the course material. The exam will cover both information found in the textbook and supplemental information handed out throughout the course.
Research Project –Students will work individually and will work on a multi-variable statistical project to complete and present in class. Details of the research project will be provided the first day of class.
Grading: Readiness Assessment Tests 10%
Written Assignments 10%
Final Exam 30%
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
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