220B: Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning II
Instructor: Robin Liggett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Office Hours: TTh 2:15-4:15 p.m. PAB
Office Hours: TBA
LECTURE: TTh 10:30-12:20, PAB 1246.
SPA COMPUTER LAB: 1 session per week ( Th 9-10:30 or Th
FINAL EXAM: Tuesday, March 19, 12-5 p.m.
An introduction to inferential statistics with applications in
Urban Planning. Topics to be covered include probability,
sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and simple
and multiple regression. The course will also include an
introduction to the use of the computer as a tool for data
analysis using the SPSS statistical package.
Completion of 220A or a passing score on the waiver exam given
during fall orientation. 220B is a required core
course. It can be waived by petition if equivalent course
work has been completed.
- MBA Fundamentals: Statistics, Thurman, Kaplan, 2008.
(For those needing a basic reference.)
- The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, Gonick and Smith,
HarperPerennial, 1993. (For those apprehensive about the class.)
- Designing & Conducting
Survey Research, Rea and Parker, Jossey-Bass, 2005.
(For those who may develop a survey for a client project,
internship, future class, etc.)
SOFTWARE: Statistical Package - SPSS supported in the SPA Lab
COURSE WORK REQUIREMENTS:
|HW Problem Assignments
|Two computer project/papers
You are encouraged to work jointly (groups of 2-4 persons) on the
computer projects. Please turn in only one project per
modified 12-11-12 RSL