Description: This course acquaints students with analytic methods used to draw inferences about phenomenon in the political world. Answering questions in political science, from what causes wars, to who voted in elections and why, requires basic proficiency in a qualitative and quantitative social science tool set. Because the best way to learn applied methodology is to practice it, the course focuses on the application of techniques and requires students to execute rigorous methods in their own original work, demonstrating their understanding via written assignments centered on original data collection and analysis. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2022
Prerequisite: POS 304