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Home >> Degree Programs >> MS/MPS in Rural Development >> RD 701 - Statistics I

Basic Statistical Methods


Course Description

Review of the fundamental concepts of statistics which covers the study of descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution, measures of variability and the concept of the normal curve. It also deals with the study of measures of association such as simple and linear regression and correlation, introduction to ANOVA and some applications of non-parametric statistical analysis test to social and behavior science researches.

Course Category : Core Course

Credit Units : 3 Credit Units

Duration : 1 Semester

Prerequisites : None

Contact Hours : To be arranged

Teaching Method : Online or Distance Mode

Assessment : Assignments, Exercises and Exams


  • Basic Concepts in Statistics
  • Collection of Data
  • Presentation of Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Tests of Hypothesis on the Difference Between Two Means
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Linear Regression
  • Chi-Square Analysis

Reading Materials : To be advised

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