Data Analysis for Social Scientists
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a course ‘Data Analysis for Social Scientists’ to help learn methods of harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural, social, economic, and policy interest.
What’s in it for you?
- This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics.
- Cover techniques in modern data analysis: estimation, regression and econometrics, prediction, experimental design, randomized control trials (and A/B testing), machine learning, and data visualization.
- Illustrate these concepts with applications drawn from real-world examples and frontier research.
- Provide instruction for how to use the statistical package R and opportunities for students to perform self-directed empirical analyses.
This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to work with data and communicate data-driven findings effectively.
What will you learn?
- Intuition behind probability and statistical analysis
- How to summarize and describe data
- A basic understanding of various methods of evaluating social programs
- How to present results in a compelling and truthful way
- Skills and tools for using R for data analysis.
Start Date – September 12, 2023
Timeline – Estimated 11 weeks
Effort – 12-14 hours per week
Price – $100 -$ 1000 (Financial assistance available)