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COMG 302

Beyond the numbers – statistics in real life with real data…

COMG 302: Research Methods

Summer 1 (online)

We often read in newspapers that x% of people are supportive of a certain issue or a candidate has a support rate of y%, considering a z% margin of error. What does “margin of error” mean, and how is it calculated? In this class, you will learn some basic statistics, understand how statistics are related to life, and will gain hands-on experiences with analyzing real data!

Fulfills the general education requirement: DS
Restriction: Major

About the Instructor
Dr. Jinguang (Andrew) Zhang received his Ph.D. in communication from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013. He has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level research method classes for two years. He enjoys teaching research methods and statistics, with the goal that students will be less intimidated by numbers and perhaps even fond of statistics after taking this class.

Dr. Zhangʻs office is at George Hall 320. He can be reached at

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 20 – June 28, 2019
  • Summer 2
    July 1 – August 9, 2019
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 20 – August 9, 2019

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 12
    UHM Continuing
    March 13
    New or Visiting
    March 19

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221