# Forms

## Master's Student Exit Survey (MSES)

Alan Polansky, Director of Graduate Studies

Revised May 12, 2014

Name:

### I. Skills for Statistical Analysis:

A. For each of the skills used for statistical analysis listed below, indicate whether you were taught the skill in at least one of your courses and indicate whether you would like to have had more, less, or about the same exposure to the topic in your graduate courses. If the skill was taught, indicate your proficiency level on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = novice & 10 = expert).

 Statistical Skill Taught in Class? Desired Exposure Proficiency (1-10) Formulation of a real world problem in statistical framework Yes No More Same Less Decide which data analysis tools are appropriate to solve the problem Yes No More Same Less Perform the data analysis Yes No More Same Less Interpret the results of the data analysis Yes No More Same Less Explain the methods and interpretation of a data analysis to a non-technical person in layman's terms Yes No More Same Less

B. Do you feel that there are any skills for statistical analysis that were not covered that you feel should have been covered?

### II. Knowledge of Data Analysis Tools:

A. For each of the data analysis tools listed below, indicate whether you were taught how to use the data analysis tool in at least one of your courses and indicate whether you would have liked to have more, less, or about the same exposure to the topic in your graduate courses. If the data analysis tool was taught, indicate your proficiency level on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = novice & 10 = expert).

 Statistical Skill Taught in Class? Desired Exposure Proficiency (1-10) Exploratory Data Analysis Yes No More Same Less Point and Interval Estimation Yes No More Same Less Statistical Hypothesis Testing Yes No More Same Less Regression Analysis Yes No More Same Less Analysis of Discrete Data Yes No More Same Less Design and Analysis of Experiments Yes No More Same Less Time Series and Forecasting Methods Yes No More Same Less Reliability and Survival Analysis Yes No More Same Less Methods in Quality Control Yes No More Same Less Methods in Multivariate Statistics Yes No More Same Less Nonparametric Statistical Methods Yes No More Same Less Design and Analysis of Sample Surveys Yes No More Same Less Bayesian Methods Yes No More Same Less

B. Do you feel that there are any data analysis tools that were not covered that should have been covered?

### III. Experience with Statistical Software:

A. For each of the software packages listed below, please indicate whether you were required to use each package in at least one of your courses and indicate whether you would have liked to have more, less, or about the same exposure to the software package in your graduate courses. If a package was required, indicate your proficiency level with the package on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = novice and 10 = expert).

 Software Package Package Used? Desired Exposure Proficiency (1-10) SAS Yes No More Same Less R Yes No More Same Less Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) Yes No More Same Less Other (Specify): Yes No More Same Less

B. Do you feel that there are any software packages that were not covered that should be covered?

### IV. Effective Written and Oral Communication Skills:

A. For each of the communication skills listed below, please indicate whether you were required to use each skill in atleast one of your courses and indicate whether you would have liked to have had more, less, or about the same exposure to the communication skill in your graduate courses. If a communication skill was required, indicate your proficiency level with the skill on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = novice and 10 = expert).

 Communication Skill Skill Used? Desired Exposure Proficiency (1-10) Formal Written Report Yes No More Same Less Formal Oral Presentation Yes No More Same Less

B. Do you feel that there are any communication skills that were not covered that should have been covered?

 Advanced Study Did you seek admission to a Ph.D Program? Yes  No Were you accepted into such a program? Yes  No