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Erin M. Curran

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Research Methodologies: Quantitative Methods and Measurement, University of North Dakota
B.S., Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota
Office
OSS 424
Phone
(651) 962-5397
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Mail Number OSS 402
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Professional Interests

Research:  Transformational Learning in Higher Education, Applied Statistics Education, Psychometric Analysis, Assessment and Evaluation in Education.
Teaching:  Applied Statistics, Psychometrics, Biometrics, Quantitative Research Methods, Assessment and Evaluation in Education. 

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 389 - I5 Research - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43570 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Dalma Martinovic, Erin M. Curran Original laboratory, field, library or other analytical investigation under the direction of a member of the biology faculty, culminating in either a written research paper or an oral presentation. Upper-class standing not required. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209 and permission of the instructor and the department chair

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STAT 201 - 02 Introductory Statistics II - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43576 Instructor: Erin M. Curran (Formerly IDTH 201) This course is for students desiring to satisfy the coverage of STAT 220 ( a full semester of statistics), when less than one full semester of statistics has been taken. Review of inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proprtion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Introduction to basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. Prerequsite: STAT 206 (IDTH 206) or at least .35 semester, but less than one semester of statistics. Note: Students who receive credit for STAT 201 may not receive credit for STAT 220.

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STAT 220 - 01 Statistics I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OSS 313
CRN: 41139 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erin M. Curran Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chi-square, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201

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STAT 220 - 03 Statistics I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OSS 313
CRN: 41141 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erin M. Curran Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chi-square, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201

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STAT 320 - 01 Statistics II M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OSS 333
CRN: 43197 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erin M. Curran Formerly IDTH 320 or QMCS 320 Applie linear regression models. Simple linear regression; introduction, inferences, diagonstics, remedial measures, simultaneous inference. Matrix approach in linear regression. Multiple regression; inference, remedial measures, extra sums of squares, partial determinations, standardized models, use of indicator and mixed variables, polynomial regression, model selection and validation, diagnostics, remedial measures, multicollinearity and effects, autocorrelation. Single and multi-factor analysis of variance: analysis of factor level means, interactions, inferences, diagnostics and remedial measures. A statistical package must be used as tool. Optional topics may include: logistic regression, design of experiments, and forecasting. Prerequisite: STAT 202 or 333 or IDTH 201 or 220 or MATH 333

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
STAT 220 - 04 Statistics I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OSS 329
CRN: 20915 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erin M. Curran Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chi-square, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201

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STAT 310 - 01 Biostatistics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OSS 428
CRN: 21336 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erin M. Curran This course provides students with the knowledge and skils needed to effectively apply basic statistical methods in health related fields, such as Biology, Medicine, and Public Health. Students learn inferential statistical techniques involving topics in estimation, hypothesis testing, nonparametric methods, clinical trials, contingency tables, review of analysis of variance and linear regression, and a brief introduction to experimental design.

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