Management and Program Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
Who Should Attend
This course was designed for all Federal employees, active duty military and contractors, including management, program, budget and systems analysts or assistants, other staff members responsible for collecting and analyzing data, administrative staff, or others interested in the management and program analysis series.
Suggested Prerequisite: Students should take Management and Program Analysis (343 Series): An Introduction or be familiar with the concepts and principles covered in that course.
Quantitative and qualitative analysis sounds complex on the surface, but, in reality, it’s just another method used to understand and make decisions about data. This hands-on, interactive course explores quantitative vs. qualitative decisionmaking models. We will study sample data with an emphasis on how to apply and interpret it.
- Show you how you can benefit in your current job by adding new analytical tools to your skill set
- Learn how to make better business decisions
- Understand when you need to use analytical tools
- Review the overall framework of data analysis
- Define the types of data
- Learn how to design research
- Define the characteristics of quantitative analysis
- Define the characteristics of qualitative analysis
- Determine the criteria for using each method
- Examine and discuss strengths/weaknesses of quantitative and qualitative application methods
- Understand and correctly utilize quantitative and qualitative methods
- Learn quantitative data analysis techniques
- Learn qualitative data analysis techniques
- Participate in hands-on exercises and demonstrations using of each method.