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Fall 2024  |  PA 5932 Section 001: Working with Data: Finding, Managing, and Using Data (23115)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/22/2024 - 12/11/2024
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Hands-on experience with common issues that arise when using secondary data sets. After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Determine where to find data and information about data (metadata) for policy-related topics. 2. Repurpose, manipulate, and/or clean data collected by someone else or for a different purpose in order to answer questions. 3. Determine appropriate units of analysis, weights, data structure, and variables of interest in order to answer policy-related questions. 4. Document workflow to allow reproducibility and protect the confidentiality of the data. 5. Conduct basic data manipulation tasks (making tables) using existing software including Excel and Stata. 6. Learn how to find answers for questions through online support. This course will focus on Excel and Stata equally. Previous experience in Stata is preferred, but the course will include a brief introduction to relevant skills.
Class Notes:
The Fall 2024 offering of PA 5932 will mainly use Stata with some Excel applications.
Class Description:

In this course, you will learn how to find, manage, analyze, and present quantitative data to answer policy questions. Working with data is a powerful skill that helps you gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of issues you are interested in. It also helps you make an argument backed by evidence to convince your audience. The class gives you the opportunity to apply the skills you learn to policy issues that concern you. Through the class, you will gain hands-on experience working in Stata (mainly) and Excel to become an independent user of the software.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23115/1249
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 June 2023

Fall 2023  |  PA 5932 Section 001: Working with Data: Finding, Managing, and Using Data (23380)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Enrollment Status:
Open (8 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Hands-on experience with common issues that arise when using secondary data sets. After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Determine where to find data and information about data (metadata) for policy-related topics. 2. Repurpose, manipulate, and/or clean data collected by someone else or for a different purpose in order to answer questions. 3. Determine appropriate units of analysis, weights, data structure, and variables of interest in order to answer policy-related questions. 4. Document workflow to allow reproducibility and protect the confidentiality of the data. 5. Conduct basic data manipulation tasks (making tables) using existing software including Excel and Stata. 6. Learn how to find answers for questions through online support. This course will focus on Excel and Stata equally. Previous experience in Stata is preferred, but the course will include a brief introduction to relevant skills.
Class Notes:
The Fall 2023 offering of PA 5932 will mainly use Stata with some Excel applications. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wahby001+PA5932+Fall2023
Class Description:

In this course, you will learn how to find, manage, analyze, and present quantitative data to answer policy questions. Working with data is a powerful skill that helps you gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of issues you are interested in. It also helps you make an argument backed by evidence to convince your audience. The class gives you the opportunity to apply the skills you learn to policy issues that concern you. Through the class, you will gain hands-on experience working in Stata (mainly) and Excel to become an independent user of the software.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23380/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 June 2023

Fall 2022  |  PA 5932 Section 001: Working with Data: Finding, Managing, and Using Data (23851)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/25/2022 - 12/14/2022
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Enrollment Status:
Open (3 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Hands-on experience with common issues that arise when using secondary data sets. After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Determine where to find data and information about data (metadata) for policy-related topics. 2. Repurpose, manipulate, and/or clean data collected by someone else or for a different purpose in order to answer questions. 3. Determine appropriate units of analysis, weights, data structure, and variables of interest in order to answer policy-related questions. 4. Document workflow to allow reproducibility and protect the confidentiality of the data. 5. Conduct basic data manipulation tasks (making tables) using existing software including Excel and Stata. 6. Learn how to find answers for questions through online support. This course will focus on Excel and Stata equally. Previous experience in Stata is preferred, but the course will include a brief introduction to relevant skills.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wang8262+PA5932+Fall2022
Class Description:


(Please ignore the Course Catalog Description above--it is outdated. See the Class Description and Syllabus below for the course content. --Yi 08/2022)


This course will teach you skills to find, download, manipulate, combine, and organize quantitative data to answer policy questions in efficient ways.


After successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Determine where to find data for policy-related topics.
2. Clean and manipulate 2nd hand data sets to answer policy-related questions.
3. Automate table-making for descriptive statistics and regression results.
4. Produce publication-quality figures that help you to answer policy-related questions.
4. Manage your data effectively and ensure the reproducibility of your research.

The software applications used in this class include Excel, Stata, and Adobe Illustrator.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Recommended for graduate students who are taking or have taken statistics classes and want to get more hands-on experience working with Excel and Stata. Prior knowledge of Excel, Stata, and Adobe Illustrator is not required.
Grading:
Homework Assignments: 80%, Final Project: 20%
Class Format:
Lecture 40%, In-Class Exercise 60%
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23851/1229
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wang8262_PA5932_Fall2022.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wang8262_PA5932_Fall2021.docx (Fall 2021)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 August 2022

Fall 2021  |  PA 5932 Section 001: Working with Data: Finding, Managing, and Using Data (34741)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/26/2021 - 12/15/2021
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Enrollment Status:
Open (15 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Hands-on experience with common issues that arise when using secondary data sets. After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Determine where to find data and information about data (metadata) for policy-related topics. 2. Repurpose, manipulate, and/or clean data collected by someone else or for a different purpose in order to answer questions. 3. Determine appropriate units of analysis, weights, data structure, and variables of interest in order to answer policy-related questions. 4. Document workflow to allow reproducibility and protect the confidentiality of the data. 5. Conduct basic data manipulation tasks (making tables) using existing software including Excel and Stata. 6. Learn how to find answers for questions through online support. This course will focus on Excel and Stata equally. Previous experience in Stata is preferred, but the course will include a brief introduction to relevant skills.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wang8262+PA5932+Fall2021
Class Description:


Grading:
Homework Assignments: 80%, Final Project: 20%
Class Format:
Lecture 40%, In-Class Exercise 60%
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34741/1219
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wang8262_PA5932_Fall2021.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wang8262_PA5932_Fall2022.docx (Fall 2022)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 August 2021

Fall 2020  |  PA 5932 Section 001: Working with Data: Finding, Managing, and Using Data (33323)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/27/2020 - 12/16/2020
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (12 of 22 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Hands-on experience with common issues that arise when using secondary data sets. After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Determine where to find data and information about data (metadata) for policy-related topics. 2. Repurpose, manipulate, and/or clean data collected by someone else or for a different purpose in order to answer questions. 3. Determine appropriate units of analysis, weights, data structure, and variables of interest in order to answer policy-related questions. 4. Document workflow to allow reproducibility and protect the confidentiality of the data. 5. Conduct basic data manipulation tasks (making tables) using existing software including Excel and Stata. 6. Learn how to find answers for questions through online support. This course will focus on Excel and Stata equally. Previous experience in Stata is preferred, but the course will include a brief introduction to relevant skills.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered ONLINE. PA 5932 will be online and asynchronous. No class meetings will be held at a scheduled time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leex5172+PA5932+Fall2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33323/1209

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