STA863 - Statistics for Applied Research

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Subject Title
Statistics for Applied Research

Subject Description
This course is intended to introduce students to both quantitative and qualitative statistics. Students will come to understand how to extract meaning from data through both visualizations and relationships associated with statistical information. This course will introduce basic assumptions associated with statistical methods and expose students to making appropriate decisions in choosing statistical tools. In addition, this course will help prepare students to propose and conduct an applied therapeutic recreation research project.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Bachelor's degree of Therapeutic Recreation.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify quantitative and qualitative methods in research literature.
  2. Describe quantitative and qualitative data in research outcomes.
  3. Apply quantitative and qualitative methods in data analysis.
  4. Analyze quantitative and qualitative research outcomes in Therapeutic Recreation research.
  5. Assess when to use quantitative and qualitative tools in Therapeutic Recreation research.
  6. Create a research methodology to answer questions in Therapeutic Recreation research.

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