Statistical Methods Seminar Description
Overview: Trying to get that grant or contract?! You need to have a rigorous, evidence-based plan to secure that funding. Almost all non-scientific evaluations will be unawarded or quickly dismissed. You need to assess your research project or program by conducting a rigorous evaluation of it. Fields such as sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.
- Program theory and Logic Models
- Needs assessment
- Project Budgeting
- Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes
- Cost-effectiveness vs. Cost-benefit analysis
- Time and discounting
- Sensitivity analysis and risk analysis
- Sem and decision tree extensions of cost-benefit analysis.
- Reporting writing
Instructor: Mwarumba Mwavita, Ph.D.
Mwarumba Mwavita is the Director of the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at Oklahoma State University. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS) program in the School of Educational Studies (SES). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Education at Kenyatta University, Master’s at University of Central Oklahoma, and Ph.D. in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics from Oklahoma State University in 2005. He teaches general linear model (ANOVA, Regression, Multivariate), Mixed Models, and Program Evaluation seminars.
If you need to analyze a program or to conduct cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analyses, this seminar is for you. You should have a good working knowledge of the principles and practice of elementary statistical inference. You do not need to know matrix algebra, calculus, or decision theory (although knowledge of decision theory might be beneficial). Participants from a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, and governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.
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