Christopher A Adolph
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.
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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