Quantitative Methods
This course introduces the fundamentals of research through statistics application in various disciplines. Students learn to practice with data sets, analyze research, and apply statistical theories in real life situations.
Topics covered
 Introduction to Data Analytics and today’s world
 Descriptive Statistics (Qualitative and Quantitative)
 Measures of Variability
 Basic Theory of Probability
 Probability distributions
 Practice with ztables
 Goodness of fit and Independence tests (chisquare)
 Confidence Intervals
 Hypothesis Testing
 Introduction to Regression Analysis
 Statistics software – Excel
 Data Visualization software – Google Analytics, Tableau, Heat Maps and more
*Extended subjects such as multiple regressions, cluster analysis, two way anova, forecasting, experimental design are available for enriched courses.
Learning Objectives

 Analyze the process of data collection and identify different types of measurements
 Describe and discuss collected data using various graphical, tabular and numerical summary methods
 Engage with the notion of probability and sampling through the role of making decisions in a similation project
 Express in report format storytelling to various audiences
 Engage in feedback loops and adapt to improvements
 Conduct their own research project and create their experimental designs
 Use statistical softwares relevant to the workplace such as Excel, Pivot tables
 Experiment with data visualization softwares available in the market (Tableau, heatmaps, google analytics)
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