Sociology | SOCIOLOGICAL METHODS 2 (3CR)
S751 | 13230 | Long


9:00AM-5:00PM  D  BH 005

TOPIC: WORKFLOW AND DATA ANALYSIS

ABOVE CLASS STUDENTS OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM INSTRUCTOR

Course Description: The workflow of data analysis is not a class about
a specific statistical technique. Instead, it is a class that teaches
you how to plan, organize, document, and execute sophisticated
quantitative analyses regardless of the statistical methods used. The
goal is to help you develop an efficient workflow that allows you to
work efficiently and produce results that are replicable. Topics
include: 1) Planning your research. 2) Documenting your work. 3)
Organizing, backing up, and archiving files. 4) Writing robust,
effective do-files. 5) Using automation (basic programming methods) to
work more accurately and efficiently. 6) Preparing data for analysis.
7) Systematically conducting statistical and graphical analyses. 8)
Incorporating results into papers and presentations while maintaining
their provenance. 9) Backing up your files. Lectures, exercises and
applications are designed to help you develop your own workflow to
efficiently conduct your research and to generate replicable results.