DEM3200EN - Analysis of survey and population data

Course description

This is an introductory course where the students begin to comprehend the concept of assessing data, and analysis of survey and population data. Students are able to identify types of survey, do simple analysis, provide graphical representations of analysis and interpret results of analysis.

How this course benefits students

Missional leaders need to be familiar with measures of data analysis and be able to interpret tabular and graphical result that may help them develop intervention studies to meet the needs of their population.

Why this course is important

Missional leaders need to have a good understanding of their population being served in order to provide essential spiritual needs.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Demographic Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Nicholas Cofie, Professor of Global Health

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Missional demographers need to utilize this knowledge to assess population characteristics on the mission field and provide spiritual assistance as needed.

Missionally driven

Students are encouraged to analyze simple data and interpret results of analysis and are asked to use this information to write a report of recommendations for both spiritual, economic, and social advancement of their population.

Contextually informed

The course provides students with the contextual knowledge of population data as it relates to diverse communities and use this knowledge to identify needs and proffer effective solution.

Interculturally focused

An understanding of data analysis helps Christian missional leaders serve diverse cultures and races better.

Practically minded

Students become familiar with data analysis, measures of health status, and are able to describe key demographic characteristic of their population.

Experientially transformed

Students are engaged to conduct descriptive analysis of population data while encouraging critical thinking in interpretation of results.