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General Course Information for ANA 620: Continuous Data Methods, Appl

Course: ANA 620 - Continuous Data Methods, Appl
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Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Application of methods for analyzing continuous data for knowledge discovery. Analytic continuous data concepts and methods are developed with practical skills in exploratory data analysis. Descriptive statistics, goodness-of-fit tests, correlation measures, single and multiple linear regression, and analysis of variance and covariance are covered. Applying continuous data methods using case studies and real world data will leverage statistical assessment and interpretation.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Interpret the methods, tests, and assumptions in continuous data analysis.
  • Evaluate strategies to conduct data analysis with continuous response data.
  • Organize data for statistical analysis of continuous data.
  • Design technical and strategic objectives for analysis of continuous data.
  • Analyze continuous data using linear models (single and multiple) to test hypothesis.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA ANALYTICS
    • Construct data files using advanced statistical and data programming techniques to solve practical problems in data analytics.
    • Design an analytic strategy to frame a potential issue and solution relevant to the community and stakeholders.
    • Evaluate data management methods and technologies used to improve integrated use of data.
    • Integrate components of data analytics to produce knowledge-based solutions for real-world challenges using public and private data sources.
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH and LIFE SCIENCE ANALYTICS
    • Analyze the distribution and determinants of disease and health outcomes in human populations.
    • Construct data files using advanced statistical and data programming techniques to solve practical problems in data analytics.
    • Design an analytic strategy to frame a potential issue and solution relevant to the community and stakeholders.
    • Develop team skills to design, coordinate, conduct, and disseminate an analytic strategy to frame a relevant healthcare issue and solution.
    • Evaluate data management methods and technologies used to improve integrated use of data.
    • Evaluate health data management technologies through integration and interoperability of health data.
    • Integrate components of data analytics to produce knowledge-based solutions for real-world challenges using public and private data sources.
    • Integrate data and analytic techniques to establish financial priorities of a healthcare organization in line with the needs and values of the community and stakeholders it serves.
    • Synthesize data analytics and data in a health setting to produce actionable information.

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Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
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