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Christopher A Adolph
CS&SS 501
Seattle Campus

Advanced Political Research Design and Analysis

Third methods course in political research. Testing theories with empirical evidence. Examines current topics in research methods and statistical analysis in political science. Content varies according to recent developments in the field and with interests of instructor. Offered: jointly with POL S 501.

Class description

An introduction to quantitative political methodology, focused particularly on the linear regression model. Students will develop basic data analysis skills, gain familiarity with statistical computing, and learn how to interpret current empirical work in political science. It is desirable for students to have a background in research design (such as provided by Political Science 500), but there are no specific pre-requisites, other than high school math and a willingness to learn new mathematical and computer skills through practice.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Christopher A Adolph
Date: 11/18/2005