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    Quantitative Reasoning with Data

    Mathematical, statistical, and computational methods that enable students to think critically about data

The Quantitative Reasoning with Data (QRD) requirement introduces students to mathematical, statistical, and computational methods.

Such methods will enable students to think critically about data as it is employed in fields of inquiry across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In QRD courses students apply these methods to real data to draw inferences and make predictions.

QRD courses also teach students to assess uncertainty and to think about the limitations of the methods that they learn.The QRD requirement prepares students for life after Harvard by providing an understanding of how data are used in the professions they will enter and in the civic debates they will join.

Questions about QRD?  Email qrd@fas.harvard.edu.