Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Data Analysis
Outstanding abilities and knowledge in quantitative analysis, methods and interpretation is a key skill for scholars in a wide range of disciplines within the social sciences. Further, many of the important practical, analytical and conceptual skills are shared across disciplines. Many of the graduate programs in the social sciences include basic quantitative analysis skills within their core required curriculum, but many students would benefit from advanced training in this domain. Such advanced training would benefit the development of their research programs and their ability to apply their skills in a wide variety of occupational domains. This certificate program would provide an organized way for students to achieve an advanced level of knowledge and skill in quantitative social science data analysis, interpretation and visualization. The certificate would require students to master both an introductory level of quantitative skills and knowledge, as well as more advanced quantitative skills and knowledge. Some of the introductory level course might overlap with courses that are already required within a student’s individual Ph.D. program curriculum, but the advanced level would require them to go beyond the basic expectations of their graduate program in order to achieve greater depth and breadth of knowledge and abilities.