POLS6123: Quantitative Methods for FEMP
This course builds upon previous graduate and undergraduate method courses in fire and emergency management. Emphasis on descriptive, inferential, and non-parametric statistics for use in analyzing data relevant to the several disciplines.
- POLS 5013 (Quantitative Methods of Political Analysis), or equivalent.
- To identify challenges in quantitative methods specific to research in fire and emergency management.
- To elaborate on ethical concerns in fire and emergency management research particularly conditions that involve crisis and/or homeland security.
- To understand the value and limitations of descriptive statistics for quantitative research in fire and emergency management.
- To identify appropriate applications of inferential statistics for analyzing fire and emergency management data.
- To examine the use of non-parametric statistics within fire and emergency management research.
- To develop a research paper for submission to a professional journal or conference.
- Do not forget to download the additional book for this course:
Rfor Starters from here.
- Make sure you download and read both the course syllabus and the course style sheet.
- If you did receive the Preparation Survey, please download it and email it to the professor by Sunday, August 21.
- I have created a packet of four documents that should help with the paper for this course (from both a philosophical and a practical direction).