Fall 2007 Course Description

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis

Instructor(s): Pat Wong
Course: P A 397 - Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
(previously Applied Quantitative Analysis I)
Unique Number: 65800
Day & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: SRH 3.106
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Description: QA is an introduction to a wide range of basic quantitative tools. The emphasis of this section is to foster analytic thinking and communication skills through quantitative logic. The mathematical and statistical techniques acquired through this process do not constitute the primary objective of the course. Instead they are the anchoring stories and beneficial side-product in the analytic process.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to take any section of Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis, which will focus on techniques within a specialized quantitative topic.

Structure. This course is organized into seven modules:

Projects.The assignments in this course include:

Prerequisites. Satisfactory completion of the quantitative prerequisites at the LBJ School?one semester each of differential calculus and basic statistics?is required. Camp LBJ level preparation is recommended.

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