RAPP 202. Basic Computer Techniques in Regional Analysis.
(2-2-3); I, II.
Prerequisite: SOC 101 (Computer Enhanced) or MATH 152 or MATH ACT of 20 or higher or consent of the instructor. This course fosters skill development in community and regional research through introducing computer-based research techniques that are widely used by practitioners. Research techniques and tools are introduced that address planning a study, library investigations, collecting, processing, and analyzing data, and disseminating results. Specifically, the basic skills of spreadsheet and database use are introduced along with the essential analytical skills of charting, statistics, and mapping. In addition, the course addresses Internet communications, methods of transmitting and receiving data, data collection and compilation, and oral/written communication of results. Cross listed with GEO 202. This course satisfies required core and computer competence for general education.