Jun 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

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COMS 3520 - Quantitative Inquiry in Communication


Students will apply statistical methods to critically analyze communication research literature. Students develop basic proficiencies in structuring designs, basic to descriptive, and experimental studies, including data collection, analysis, and presentation techniques in communication research.

Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
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:
  • Students will be able to describe the role of statistics in communication research and everyday life.
  • Students will be able to explain and apply the basic principles in descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Students will be able to apply descriptive and inferential statistical procedures, including the following: measures of central tendency, probability, distribution, z-scores, t-statistics, ANOVA, correlation, and regression.
  • Students will be able to analyze the ethical issues that may arise in the conduct of communication research.



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