One of the central tenets of the scientific method is that evidence must be empirical, i.
In this course you will learn how to conduct research using empirical methods, which rely on observation and experimentation. This course is appropriate for those interested in using empirical research methods in their field, particularly students in the social and behavioral sciences.
Topics include the formulation of the question to be investigated and the of resulting hypotheses, the collection of data and the analysis of the data collected, and the interpretation and study of analysis results.
We assume that learners entering Empirical Research Methods ERM have taken Empirical or case approach least a semester or year-long course in statistics and, through this or some other experience, have been exposed to the following concepts: Boxplots, Barcharts, Histograms, Scatterplots Inference: Bivariate Regression, perhaps ANOVA If learners have not had such exposure, they can follow the appropriate links into the OLI introductory statistics course to review the required concepts.
Additional Software or Materials Required: These programs are free. Changes in This Update Include: Revision of Units 1 and 2 and addition of Units 3, 4 and 5. Maintenance Fee per student: Free for both independent learners and academic students.
In-Depth Description This course helps students connect the mathematical foundations of regression with its practical application.
Students learn how to move from an interesting question about the world to a regression model that, when estimated, meaningfully addresses the question asked. We emphasize causal analysis as the main research goal and multivariate linear regression as the main statistical tool, by presenting a process that involves: Formulating a research problem.
Collecting data relevant to these hypotheses. Analyzing the data using an appropriate regression model. Critically interpreting the results of these analyses. They will be able to bring to bear their own scientific imagination in order to use regression as a tool to investigate problems about the real world.
They will be able, perhaps not with professional sophistication, but with competence, to do real empirical research. We present the course topics using the approach that has proven to be successful in our OLI statistics and causal reasoning courses.
Many of the activities also use an extended version of StatTutor, the computer based statistics tutor that supports the OLI introductory statistics course and the Causality Lab, the virtual social science experiment lab environment that supports the OLI Causal and Statistical reasoning course.
This similarity in structure also allows instructors to easily combine and sequence modules from the statistics course, the causal reasoning course, and the empirical research methods course to tailor a course in this domain to fit the needs of their students.
Each of the modules follows the format of: Locate the current topic in the big-picture—the stage of ERM process. Extended problem solving episode in an interesting case study using Causality Lab and StatTutor. We use many case studies and data sets to illustrate various themes that arise in the application of regression methods to interesting problems.
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