qnt565 | Graduate

Research Methods, Design, And Analysis

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This course applies research and probability concepts to project management decisions. Students will evaluate feasibility, manage risk, and measure outcomes for a project. Other topics include measures of central tendency & dispersion, program evaluation, research design, data sampling, and analysis & presentation.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Inferential Data Analysis Approaches

    • Apply the steps in testing a research hypothesis.

    • Compare the means of two or more groups.

    • Differentiate between parametric tests and nonparametric tests.
    • Determine the data analysis approach for a data set.

    Research Findings

    • Interpret data analysis results to reach conclusions.

    • Make a recommendation about a problem or project based on data analysis results and conclusions drawn.

    Types of Research Design

    • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative methods of research.

    • Explain commonly used qualitative research designs and quantitative research designs.

    • Select the appropriate type of research design in a given business situation.

    The Purpose of Business Research

    • Develop the purpose of the research, research questions, and hypotheses.
    • Determine the significance, scope, magnitude, and feasibility of finding a solution to the situation, risk management, or opportunity.
    • Identify ethical issues involved in business research.

    Descriptive Data Analysis Approaches

    • Differentiate between descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

    • Calculate central tendency and dispersion.

    • Prepare collected data for analysis.

    • Calculate the correlation between two variables.

    Measurement and Data Collection

    • Differentiate among the four levels of measurement and how they are used in data collection for research.

    • Develop the data collection instruments.

    • Differentiate among sampling methods and their application in business research.

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