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GM630 – Quantitative Methods

This course focuses on statistical analysis of data for professional applications or research with an emphasis on quantitative methodologies. The course covers populations, sample selection, descriptive and inferential statistics. Significance, Chi Square, correlations, analysis of variance and simple regression, and concepts of reliability, validity and levels of measurement are addressed.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to do the following:

  1. Apply statistical ideas and practicalities to real world quantitative situations within organizations.
  2. Read and interpret the statistical content of literature relating to management of people and resources.
  3. Analyze statistics through performing basic computation both by hand and with computer software.
  4. Determine and apply the appropriate inferential analysis for different types of data and derive correct conclusions.

Find out more about how the online M.A. in International Development from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor or request more information.