Oct 24, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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COMS 3520 - Quantitative Inquiry in Communication


Provides principles and basic skills necessary to critically analyze research literature; develop basic proficiencies in structuring designs basic to descriptive and experimental studies, including data collection, analysis, and presentation techniques in communication research.

Requisites: (Jr or Sr) and MATH 1200 or higher and WARNING: No credit for this course if the following is taken (keeps credit for the following course, as defined by department): MATH 2500 or PSY 2110 or QBA 2010 or LET 3555
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the role of statistics in communication research and everyday life.
  • Articulate and apply the basic principles in descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Calculate scores needed for descriptive and inferential statistical procedures, including the following: measures of central tendency, probability, distribution, z-scores, t-statistics, ANOVA, correlation, and regression.
  • Appreciate the ethical issues in the conduct of communication research.



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