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ERIC Number: EJ820125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Assessing the Impact of a Quantitative Skills Course for Undergraduates
Andersen, Kristi; Harsell, Dana Michael
Journal of Political Science Education, v1 n1 p17-27 Feb 2005
This paper evaluates the long-term benefits of a Syracuse University course offering, "Maxwell 201: Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences" (MAX 201). The authors analyze data collected from class-administered pre- and post-tests and from a questionnaire sent to a random sample MAX 201 alumni to evaluate the extent to which students apply learned skills in the job market and as consumers of statistical information in a society that increasingly provides important information in complex quantitative forms. The data reveal six central findings that suggest that students benefit from the MAX 201 curriculum as members of the workforce and as citizens. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York