College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Applied Statistics and Research Methods

## SRM 502 Applied Statistics

Hypothesis formulation and testing; estimation and confidence limits; one and two-sample tests; and statistical decision theory. Study inferences arising from distribution functions: t, F, chi-square, binomial, normal.

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## SRM 519 Qualitative Analysis Software

An overview and basic understanding of qualitative analysis software including preparation of data files, managing text and images, creating codes, memos, queries models and reports.

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## SRM 520 Introduction to Statistical Computing

The course is designed to familiarize students with the use of statistical packages on both the mainframe and microcomputer platforms. Students will learn to organize, input, and analyze data.

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## SRM 521 Statistical Computing with SPSS

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SRM 602; familiar with basic Windows commands and features, including use of pull-down menus, basic text editing features, etc. Course will acquaint students with the data management, data transformation and statistical analysis procedures available in SPSS for Windows.

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## SRM 522 Introduction to R

The R programming language is an important and current research tool for statisticians. Students will receive an introduction to data manipulation, graphical techniques, model building and some programming using R.

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## SRM 531 Research and Statistical Consulting I

Consent of Instructor. This course is intended to present an introduction to the concepts and issues surrounding statistical consulting. Students will learn and practice the process of consulting and communicating with clients.

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## SRM 551 Mathematical Statistics with Applications I

Consent of instructor. Study of probability, random variables, distributions, moments, expected values and standard probability laws, probability bounds and point estimation.

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## SRM 552 Mathematical Statistics with Applications II

Prerequisite: SRM 551. Continuation of SRM 551. Sampling distributions, estimation techniques, maximum likelihood, tests of hypothesis, confidence intervals, regression and chi-square tests.

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## SRM 595 Special Topics in Applied Statistics and Research Methods

Specialized topics or contemporary issues. Topics vary. Repeatable, maximum two times, under different subtitles.

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## SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research

Principles of research, design and analysis. Read and critique published research. Required of all first year graduate students except in those departments with substitutes. Taught every semester.

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## SRM 602 Statistical Methods I

Prerequisite: SRM 600. Brief review of descriptive statistics. Covers probability, inference and sampling, correlation, hypothesis testing one-way ANOVA and an introduction to computer statistics packages.

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## SRM 603 Statistical Methods II

Prerequisite: SRM 602. Continuation of SRM 602. Review of one-way ANOVA. Covers multiple comparisons, factorial designs, nested and mixed models, repeated measures, analysis of covariance and use of computer statistics packages.

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## SRM 606 Multiple Linear Regression Analysis

Prerequisite: SRM 502 or Consent of instructor. Matrix approach to continuous and categorical variables, polynomial Selected non-linear models; formulation of ANOVA and ANCOVA designs and collinearity; regression methods; backward elimination, forward selection, stepwise regression.

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## SRM 607 Non-Parametric Statistics

Prerequisite: SRM 502 or Consent of instructor. Study non-parametric tests; the rationale underlying the tests; examples of application of the tests in behavioral research; and comparison of the tests with their parametric equivalents.

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## SRM 608 Experimental Design

Prerequisite: SRM 502 or SRM 603. Topics include factorial designs, crossed/nested designs, repeated measurements, blocking, analysis of covariance, pre- and post-multiple comparisons, trend analysis, power and use of computer software.

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## SRM 609 Sampling Methods

Prerequisite: SRM 502 or Consent of instructor. Learn methods of survey sampling, including such topics as simple and stratified random sampling, ratio estimation, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, questionnaire design, problems of non-response and non-sampling errors.

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## SRM 610 Statistical Methods III

Prerequisite: SRM 502 or SRM 603. Additional multiple regression topics. Introduction to MANOVA designs, discriminant analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and path analysis.

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## SRM 611 Advanced Statistical Data Analysis

Prerequisite: SRM 610. Student deals with large data sets and problems and issues that arise when working with such sets such as missing data, "dirty data", rounding errors, storage issues, and the like.

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## SRM 614 Linear Models

Prerequisite: SRM 502, SRM 551. Advanced topics in matrix algebra with applications to statistics. Development of the theory of linear models as a structure for handling problems in regression, analysis of variance, and experimental design.

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## SRM 617 Biostatistics and Health Data Analysis

Prerequisite: SRM 600 or equivalent. Students will gain an understanding of biostatistical methods. This course enables students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and analyze health care and biomedical data.

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## SRM 620 Advanced Statistical Programming

Prerequisites: SRM 520, SRM 502 or SRM 603, and SAS programming competence with data steps and basic data manipulation and statistical procedures. Introduces advanced programming tools using the SAS System. Designed to better qualify students for jobs in statistical data analysis.

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## SRM 622 Directed Studies

Consent of instructor. Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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## SRM 625 Applied Multiple Regression Analysis

Prerequisites: SRM 602 and SRM 603 or equivalent. Acquaint students with the major applications of and issues related to multiple regression analysis. Gain the skills necessary for conducting and interpreting studies involving multiple regression analysis.

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## SRM 626 Applied Multilevel Modeling

Prerequisite: SRM 602, SRM 603, and SRM 625. Acquaint students with the major applications and issues related to multilevel modeling. Gain the skills necessary for conducting and interpreting studies involving multilevel modeling.

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## SRM 627 Survey Research Methods

Prerequisites: SRM 600, SRM 602 and PSY 674 or equivalent. Covers the uses of surveys, the process involved in designing and implementing a survey study, and general issues related to survey research.

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## SRM 629 Structural Equation Modeling

Prerequisites: SRM 610 and SRM 625 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Applications of and issues related to covariance structure modeling. Students will gain skills needed for designing, conducting, and interpreting studies involving confirmatory factor analysis and latent variable path modeling.

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## SRM 635 Categorical Data Analysis

Principles of Categorical Data Analysis. Emphasis on log-linear and logic modeling techniques, which parallel many features of the general linear model in the continuous case. Taught alternate years.

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## SRM 636 Applied Bayesian Statistics

Prerequisites: SRM 502 and consent of instructor. This course provides an introduction to Bayesian statistical methods for inference. Topics include prior, likelihood, posterior, and predictive distributions, Bayesian analysis of single parameter models and simple multi-parameter models using conjugate, non-informative and informative priors, hierarchical modeling, and simulation of posterior distributions and posterior summaries using statistical packages.

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## SRM 637 Applied Time Series Analysis

Prerequisites: SRM 606 or SRM 625 and consent of instructor. Covers, the principles of analyzing time series data; descriptive techniques, time series models; ARIMA, SARIMA, fitting time series models in time domain, forecasting, model selection and diagnostic checking.

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## SRM 641 Special Topics

Consent of instructor. Advanced topics in applied statistics, measurement theory and research. Specific topics will be determined by the instructor and by current student needs. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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## SRM 645 Statistical Process Control

Prerequisites: SRM 502. Introduction to the use of statistical methods for quality improvement. Provides a comprehensive coverage of material from basic principles to state-of-the-art concepts and applications to both product and non-product situations.

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## SRM 650 Research and Statistics Colloquium

Required of all Master's and doctoral students. Students present the results of their own research and critique and discuss the presentations of other students and faculty. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations

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## SRM 660 Mixed Methods Research

Prerequisites: SRM 602 and SRM 680. Prerequisite or concurrent: SRM 603. Topics will include the historical background, 'paradigm wars', design, theory, advantages/disadvantages, writing and defending proposals, validity/reliability and data analysis of mixed methods or complimentary research.

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## SRM 670 Evaluation: Models and Designs

Prerequisite: SRM 600. Theories and methods of program evaluation, models of evaluation and the social context of evaluation. Nature and types of evaluation, planning, proposal writing and measurements.

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## SRM 671 Grant Writing for Evaluators

Prerequisite or concurrent: SRM 670. Emphasis on application of advanced skills in research and evaluation to the pre-proposal, proposal and post-proposal phases of the grant writing process. Students will develop an applied project with stakeholders.

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## SRM 673 Evaluation: Advanced Methods

Prerequisite: SRM 670. Advanced methodological techniques for program evaluation. Topics include tailoring evaluations to the needs of clients and stakeholders, diagnostic procedures and needs assessments, program monitoring and judging the impact of programs.

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## SRM 680 Introduction to Qualitative Research

This course introduces qualitative research. Students will explore the foundations, methods and processes of qualitative research and will learn to evaluate published research.

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## SRM 683 Visual and Virtual Inquiry

Prerequisites: SRM 680. Students will explore research topics in visual and virtual inquiry including: history, contemporary relationship to critical research, ethical dilemmas, and current use in their own discipline. Visual and virtual products will be developed as demonstrations of students’ increased methodological understandings.

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## SRM 684 Research Ethics

Study of ethics in human research including history, theory, disciplines' codes, IRB, distinctive respondents. Students receive an IRB training certificate, learn to prepare IRB application, and develop an ethical stance.

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## SRM 685 Educational Ethnography

Prerequisite: SRM 680 or equivalent. Provides in-depth study of ethnography as related to educational research including issues of ethics, politics, diversity, and the researcher's role. Students will propose and conduct a mini-educational ethnography.

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## SRM 686 Qualitative Case Study Research

Prerequisite: SRM 680 or equivalent. In depth examination of qualitative case study research. Characteristics of general case studies along with specific types of case studies will be covered. Students will propose and conduct a mini-case study.

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## SRM 687 Narrative Inquiry

Prerequisites: SRM 680 or equivalent. In depth study of narrative research including life history, oral history, biography, and auto-ethnography. Group and individual narrative inquiries will be conducted. Interviewing, ethics and research benefiting participants will be emphasized.

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## SRM 688 Writing Qualitative Research

Prerequisites: SRM 680 or equivalent and one of the following SRM 685, SRM 686 or SRM 687 or equivalent. An in-depth study of the role writing plays in quantitative research data collection, analysis and representation. Students will use data they collected in a variety of analysis and writing activities.

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## SRM 689 Internship in Applied Statistics

Experiential learning in an on-campus setting, such as the Research Consulting Lab. Students work a minimum of 3 hours per week for each hour of credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 10 credits.

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## SRM 694 Practicum

Consent of instructor. Experiential learning in an on-campus setting, such as the Research Consulting Lab, in conjunction with supervision by a faculty member. Students work a minimum of 3 hours per week for each hour of credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 18 credits.

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## SRM 697 Master's Project

Prerequisites: SRM 600, SRM 502.This course is intended to facilitate a capstone project at or near the completion of all other required courses for the MS Applied Statistics and Research Methods degrees.

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## SRM 700 Advanced Research Methods

Prerequisites: Either SRM 502 or SRM 602. Advanced research designs, concepts and methods. Required of all specialist and doctoral candidates.

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## SRM 705 Advanced Issues in Research Methods

Prerequisites: SRM 602, SRM 603, SRM 610, and PSY 674 or equivalent; additional course work in research design, measurement and statistics is recommended. Seminar is designed to acquaint advanced doctoral students with selected current issues in the field of research methodology. Topics will vary based on instructor and student interest.

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## SRM 731 Multivariate Analysis

Prerequisite: SRM 551, SRM 614. Introduces multivariate data structures including geometrical properties and interpretations, the multivariate normal distribution, multivariate one- and two-sample tests on mean vectors and covariance matrices, MANOVA, and profile analysis.

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## SRM 732 Research and Statistical Consulting II

Prerequisites: SRM 502 and either concurrent enrollment in or completion of SRM 700. Skills and strategies for effective consulting in research, statistics, and evaluation. Students will learn about good consulting practice and will gain hands-on experience in oral and written communication with clients.

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## SRM 752 Statistical Inference

Prerequisite: SRM 552. The theoretical fundamentals of mathematical statistics and inference including: limiting distributions, statistics and sampling distributions, point estimation, sufficiency and completeness, interval estimation, and tests of hypotheses.

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## SRM 763 Apprenticeship

Consent of instructor. Work with faculty member on professional endeavors such as research, writing, course planning or public service. Requires 3 hours per week for each credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum nine credits.

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## SRM 797 Doctoral Proposal Research

Required of all doctoral students. Doctoral students must earn 4 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Check with the Graduate School regarding appropriate procedures and formats. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of four credits.

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## SRM 799 Doctoral Dissertation

Required of all doctoral candidates. Must earn 12 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Dissertation must be approved by and defended before the dissertation committee. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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