Course Catalog


This course introduces students to the use of large national databases for gerontological social policy research. It provides a brief survey of the scope and content of various public-use national databases used in gerontological research, as well as an in-depth examination of one of these major databases. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of statistical programming; to the use of such standard statistical packages as Statistical Analysis System (SAS); and to methods and strategies for basic analytic data file construction. These programming skills are applied to actual gerontological databases through examples presented by the instructor, as well as through a series of take-home student assignments completed by the students. In addition to class time, this course requires independent work at a computer.

Offered in:

2017 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3472 W
10:00 - 12:30 pm
Porell,Frank W W03-0125
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 4
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
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