Statistical Tools for Education

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EPC 202 : 

EPC 202 Statistical Tools for Educational Planning Introduction

Components : 

Components Volume I In-country Phase Volume II Paris Phase

Objectives (Part A) : 

II I Objectives (Part A) Construct and interpret descriptive tables and graphs Calculate, interpret, and differentiate measures of central tendency, and measures of variability Construct and interpret scatter diagrams for paired measurements Calculate and interpret correlation coefficients Examine the factors influencing the correlation coefficient

Objectives (Parts B &C) : 

II I Objectives (Parts B &C) Identify the data requirements to measure school access/participation to schools, and internal efficiency Calculate and interpret the basic indicators Analyze the disparity between groups Conduct a cohort analysis Recognize the limitations and importance of each indicator Calculate and apply the growth rate and indices to assess changes through time

Objectives (Part D) : 

II I Objectives (Part D) Understand basic economic concepts and application in planning and management Classify educational expenditures Analyze education expenditure and compare to macroeconomic aggregates Analyze trends in education expenditures by calculating expenditures at constant prices

Evaluation : 

Evaluation Assignment: Credit for the In-Country Phase (Volume 1 only) Open-book Test Tuesday, 10 November 2009 (14h00-15h15) You may consult modules (volumes 1 and 2), power point presentations, and hand-outs that have been given during the course.

Why use statistics? : 

Why use statistics?

Statistics = Dry? : 

Statistics = Dry?

Statistics = Depersonalizing? : 

Statistics = Depersonalizing?

Statistics = Misleading? : 

Statistics = Misleading?

Statistics = Too mathematical? : 

Statistics = Too mathematical?