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Courses - Summer 2024
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06/22/2024 at 10:30 PM
Review of Statistical Concepts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: SURV699M or SURV611.
Formerly: SURV699M.
Basics of probability and statistics. Students will review basic probability concepts and probability distributions, the Central Limit Theorem and hypothesis testing, and linear and logistic regression. Throughout this course, students should develop and reinforce proper statistical intuition. This includes knowing how to identify a sample and a population and applying appropriate statistical methods such as hypothesis testing, as well being able to identify different types of data and using the proper methods for each type of data. By the end of the course, students should have a strong foundation in statistics with which they can start their graduate coursework.
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department.
To acquaint the students with the origins and basic principles of privacy law mainly in Europe. Furthermore, it will contrast the European privacy foundations with the U.S. approach. At the core of this course stands the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its applicability to specific cases and basic principles. Moreover, the course will cover current challenges to the existing privacy paradigms by big data and big data analytics.
Web Survey Methodology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SURV400; or must have completed SURV623; or permission of instructor. And permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department.
Fundamental concepts of web surveys and web survey design. The course is organized in 3 main sections which follow the way a proper web survey is organized: prefielding, fielding and post fielding.
Introduction to Python and SQL
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Background knowledge in programming in Python and SQL structures.
Basics of Python and SQL for data analysis.Students will explore real publicly-available datasets, using the data analysis toolsin Python to create summaries and generate visualizations. Students will learn thebasics of database management and organization, as well as learn how to code inSQL and work with PostgreSQL databases. By the end of the class, students shouldunderstand how to read in data from CSV files or from the internet and becomfortable using either SQL or Python to aggregate, summarize, describe, andvisualize these datasets.
Item Nonresponse and Imputation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: Be comfortable with generalized linear models and basic probability theory through coursework or work experience; and familiarity with the statistical software R.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department.
Missing data are a common problem which can lead to biased results if the missingness is not taken into account at the analysis stage. Imputation is often suggested as a strategy to deal with item nonresponse allowing the analyst to use standard complete data methods after the imputation. However, several misconceptions about the aims and goals of imputation make some users skeptical about the approach. In this course we will illustrate why thinking about the missing data is important and clarify which goals a useful imputation method should try to achieve.
Introduction to Web Scraping with R
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Students are expected to be familiar with the statistical software R.
Recommended: Knowledge about the tidyverse packages, in particular, dplyr, plyr, magrittr, and stringr.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department.
Provides a condensed overview of web technologies and techniques to collect data from the web in an automated way. To this end, students will use the statistical software R. The course introduces fundamental parts of web architecture and data transmission on the web. Furthermore, students will learn how to scrape content from static and dynamic web pages and connect to APIs from popular web services. Finally, practical and ethical issues of web data collection are discussed.
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
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