In the Quantitative Analysis Center course, QAC 201: Applied Data Analysis, students are introduced to statistics and data collection through asking and answering statistical questions that they care about.
Topics come from a large range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, government, and environmental science. Students generate hypotheses based on existing data, conduct a literature review, prepare data for analysis, and conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analyses.
On May 3 in Beckham Hall, 115 students presented their projects at a poster session. Twenty-five guests evaluated the posters, including faculty from Wesleyan, Sacred Heart University, Quinnipiac University, City University of New York, Central Connecticut State University, and Vassar College; research fellows; alumni and staff; social scientists; research analysts; and other industry professionals.
The poster session served as the final exam for the course.
Photos of the event are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake)
Jodie Kahan ’21 presented her study titled, “Do Children Listen?: The Association Between a Child’s Perception of Their Mothers’ Attitudes About Sex and a Child’s Willingness to Engage in Sex.” Her evaluator is Kendall Hobbs, a research librarian at Wesleyan.
Tinatin Omoeva ’21 discussed her poster called, “Control Yourself! The Association Between Self-Control and Financial Skills.”
Matthew Querdasi ’21 explored the topic of “Looking Forward: The Association between Frequency of Religious Attendance and Self-Optimism.”
Claudia Stagoff-Belfort ’21 spoke about her study on “Having ‘The Talk’: The Association between Parental Information and Comfort about Sexual Health and Child Sexual Health Knowledge.”
Shuangqi Sun ’21 presented his poster about “The Association between Self-Evaluated Stress Level and Financial Well-Being among Individuals Who Retired and Not.”
Mo’ath Almahasneh ’21 discussed his topic of “Does Money Buy Happiness? The Association between Income and Happiness Along Various Education and Job Satisfaction Levels.”
Alexis Sher ’21 served as one of the guest evaluators.
Brionna Colson-Fearon ’22 explored the topic of “The Association between Education Level and Tobacco Use.”
Salma Hassan ’22 presented her study titled, “The Association between Quantity of Smoking Cannabis Per Day and Anxiety.”
Rachel Morrow ’22 discussed “The Association between Major Depression Disorder and Alcohol Abuse among Adults.”
Francesca Myhrvold ’22 presented on “What Factors Influence Childbearing Desire?”
Jackson Curran ’21 spoke about his study titled, “Does Age Affect the Relationship between Race and Likelihood of One’s Car Being Searched During a Traffic Stop?”
Nita Rome ’20 studied and presented on “The Association between Opioid Use and Health Insurance Status.”
Charity Russell ’21 presented her poster titled, “The Association between Sex Abuse and the Contraction of Sexually Transmitted Disease.”
Neena Perez-Rojas ’21 discussed her study, “Examining the Association between Relationships with Father Figures and Sexual Behavior among Adolescents.”
Margaret Sullivan ’22 explored the topic of “The Association between Religiosity and Likelihood of Contracting Sexually Transmitted Infections among Young Adults.”
Sophia Sinins ’22 shared the results from her study titled, “The Association between Gender and Age of ADHD Diagnosis.”
Daniel Braganza ’22 presented his study regarding “Does income have an effect on health status?”