This course is a continuation of PLAN 720 and will focus on improving the analytical repertoire of planning students by examining several statistical techniques that will be useful in analyzing economic development and transportation issues.  The goal of this course is to enhance student knowledge and skills in order to better understand planning problems, properly obtain and analyze data, and correctly interpret and present analysis results. Specifically, this course introduces topics in linear regression, logistic regression, and time series analysis. These topics will serve as important background for students’ future courses in transportation and economic development planning. The course will further familiarize students with the use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, as well as introduce students to statistical analysis using STATA (http://www.stata.com/). After taking the course students should be able to clearly analyze planning problems and issues using sophisticated statistical methods. Moreover, they should be able to support planning decisions based on empirical data and draw logical conclusions from statistical analysis.