Statistical Methods Course Description
Overview: This summer institute is an intensive short course on the principles and practice of program evaluation and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. Topics include program theory, needs assessment, monitoring progress and measuring outcomes, cost-effectiveness vs. cost-benefit analysis, time and discounting, sensitivity analysis and risk analysis, and SEM and decision tree extensions of cost-benefit analysis.
- Program theory
- Needs assessment
- Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes
- Cost-effectiveness vs. cost-benefit analysis
- Advanced extensions of cost-benefit analysis
Instructor: Mwarumba Mwavita & Dasha Cochran
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 courses.
Daria “Dasha” Cochran is the owner of Evaluation Essentials. She has received her Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from Moscow State University and Masters in Counselor Education degree from Texas Tech University. She conducts community status evaluations and cost benefit analysis in the areas of education, mental health, and criminal justice.
If you need to analyze a program or to conduct cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analyses, this course 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 course.
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