May 19, 2022  
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UST 601 - Applied Quantitative Reasoning I

(4 credits)
Prepares students to apply quantitative reasoning to public administration, planning, and policy design decisions. This course presents the logic of quantitative analysis. Introduction to basic techniques for data description and presentation to lay audiences using computer technology, including spreadsheets, presentation packages, and the Internet; and using a computer package for statistical decisions in the context of public administration and planning. Students learn to identify problems that lend themselves to quantitative analysis; ask questions that can be answered through quantitative reasoning; formulate hypotheses and identify the means to test them; carry out analyses and explorations, understand the meaning of results, and reapply results to the initial or similar problems; present and clarify results for specified audiences; evaluate results of quantitative analyses carried out and reported by others; and apply the new knowledge to decision making.


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