Mark C Long
Develops the methodological capacity to undertake independent research. Includes reading, critiquing, and replicating portions of selected empirical papers from a range of scholarly areas. Provides opportunities to deal with issues of research design, data limitations, measurement, model specification, and interpretation. Offered: A.
This course builds on and provides a means to integrate methodological aspects of the core curriculum of the Evans School's Ph.D. program and to develop capacity to undertake independent research. Students will read, critique, and replicate portions of selected empirical papers from a range of scholarly areas that contribute to this program, such as Sociology, Political Science, Management, Economics, and Risk Analysis. The exercises will be selected to provide opportunities to deal in depth with issues of research design, data limitations, measurement of key concepts, model specification, and interpretation.
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