May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

PT 523 Data Acquisition and Management


(2 credits)
This course reviews the sources of data in policy decisions, including public and private databases and provides an introduction to methods of analyzing the data in these sources, including data mining. It also includes introduction to techniques to identify trends in data, particularly over time. Modeling to predict changes in the future also is reviewed. Students learn basic data handling, as well as when and how to select experts to assist in detailed analyses.