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Master's Student Exit Survey (MSES)

Sanjib Basu, Director of Graduate Studies

Revised February 9, 2011


Name:
Graduation Semester: Spring Summer Fall
Graduation Date:

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
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Decide which data analysis tools are appropriate to solve the problem Yes
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Perform the data analysis Yes
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Interpret the results of the data analysis Yes
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Explain the methods and interpretation of a data analysis to a non-technical person in layman's terms Yes
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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
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Point and Interval Estimation Yes
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Statistical Hypothesis Testing Yes
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Regression Analysis Yes
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Analysis of Discrete Data Yes
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Design and Analysis of Experiments Yes
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Time Series and Forecasting Methods Yes
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Reliability and Survival Analysis Yes
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Methods in Quality Control Yes
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Methods in Multivariate Statistics Yes
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Nonparametric Statistical Methods Yes
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Design and Analysis of Sample Surveys Yes
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Bayesian Methods Yes
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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
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R Yes
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Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) Yes
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Other (Specify):  Yes
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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
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Formal Oral Presentation Yes
No
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B. Do you feel that there are any communication skills that were not covered that should have been covered?