API-205: Politics and Policies: What Can Statistics Tell Us?





I was the Teaching Fellow for Profesor Deborah Hughes-Hallet in the Fall of 2012. I received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Student Teaching (school-level recognition) for my work in this course.



Intended for decision makers, this course provides a broad overview of the major concepts of statistics. Includes experimental design, sampling methods, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, and multiple regression. The focus is on critical interpretation, with applications to policy analysis and program evaluation. Using case studies, the course asks what insight data can provide -- and what it cannot -- and compares the perspectives of statistics and ethics.