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Empirical and Quantitative Skills
EMPIRICAL AND QUANTITATIVE SKILLS: THE MANIPULATION AND ANALYSIS OF NUMERICAL DATA OR OBSERVABALE FACTS RESULTING IN INFORMED CONCLUSION.
Employers need employees who can make sense of data. Whether of your professional field, you’ll need to be able understand data, see numbers, ask questions about data, and explain the importance of data. Students at UTA are given the opportunity to learn and demonstrate empirical and quantitative skills which often include (1) understanding mathematical forms; (2) using relevant information to make accurate mathematical representations; (3) successfully completing calculations in an organized manner, and (4) making judgments and drawing conclusion from the analysis. UTA embeds Signature Assignment classes approved for this Core Function in the core curriculum at the undergraduate level. These assignments are evaluated in a communal setting by UTA faculty members using the AAC&U rubric for Empirical and Quantitative Skills. The rubrics used by UTA to evaluate Empirical and Quantitative skills, appear below, along with results reports from Core Curriculum Objective assessment activities here at UTA.
Results Reporting: Empirical and Quantitative Skills
- Empirical & Quantitative Skills Assessment Using AAC&U Value Rubrics at UTA Report, Spring 2019
- Report on the EQS Signature Assignment in Introduction to Sociology Courses, Spring 2017
- Empirical and Quantitative Skills Report - Psychology Department, Spring 2017
- Empirical & Quantitative Skills Assessment Using AAC&U VALUE Rubrics at The University of Texas at Arlington