SOSC7440 Advanced Quantitative Methods (3 units)
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This course is an introduction to the conceptual and practical applications of multivariate statistical techniques commonly used in empirical research for describing and analysing multivariate data. It employs a modular approach with a focus on various advanced statistical procedures, their strengths, limitations and assumptions, pre-analysis data screening as well as a framework for choosing the most appropriate statistic in a given data analysis. Emphasis is placed on formulating research questions, applying multivariate statistical techniques to address research questions, and interpreting results, including write-up of findings in a clear and concise manner. The course will be taught based on R.
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