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POLS 396 - Quantitative Reasoning: Telling Stories with Numbers (4)

Focuses on exploring, illustrating and communicating compelling stories hidden in data. Part art, programming and statistical reasoning, data description and visualization skills have become critical for anyone who seeks to substantiate claims to knowledge. A proficiency in data analysis is essential for those pursuing careers in policy advocacy and evaluation, business consulting and management, or academic research in the fields of education, health, medicine, and the social sciences. This course introduces students to the open-source programming language R, statistical techniques to analyze data, and the fundamentals of creating data-analysis graphics. No prior background in programming is required or expected. Prerequisites: POLS 290; STAT 185 or STAT 225. See department chair.