Statistical Research Methods (FREC/STAT 608)

Dr. Titus Awokuse







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Department of Food & Resource Economics
University of Delaware
207 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19717

Phone: 302-831-1323
Fax:      302-831-6243






  This course will introduce students to the fundamental tools needed for statistical data analysis that will be invaluable for doing empirical research in various disciplines of social and agricultural sciences.  The presentation approach will stress intuitive knowledge of how to apply statistical concepts and tools to real world problems and case studies.  Although use of formulas and mathematical computations are important components of statistics, less emphasis will be placed on memorization and derivation of theorems and mathematical proofs.  Essentially, this is an applied statistics course.

Location: Sharp Lab 120  
Time: MW 5:00 - 6:15 PM

Office Hours: Wednesdays & Fridays 10:15AM - 11:30 AM (and by appointment)


List of Topics Covered

  1. Introduction to Statistics
  2. Exploratory Data Analysis I
  3. Exploratory Data Analysis II
  4. Data Analysis: Relationships (Correlations, Scatterplots, etc.)
  5. Producing Data: Design of Experiments & Sampling
  6. Basic Probability Theory
  7. Sampling Distributions
  8. Basic Inference I: Confidence Intervals 
  9. Basic Inference II: Significance Tests
  10. Basic Inference III: P-values & Power of the Test
  11. Inference for Distributions - Comparing Means
  12. Inference for Proportions
  13. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  14. Simple Linear Regression
  15. Multiple Regression
  16. Miscellaneous Topics and Applications


Last updated: Dec.  2004.