Spring 2009 not offered
This course introduces students to logic of social scientific analysis and various quantitative reserach techniques used in the study of politics and public policy. Students will develop a competence in the use of analytical skills essential for conducting original research. The coverage of quantitative methods includes descrpitive statistics, probability and sampling theory, and the deductive logic of hypothesis testing and statistical inference, with a special emphasis on measurement, cross-tabulation, and regression. Research problems and data sources are drawn primarily from the fields of American politics and public policy. Instruction in a statistical package, STATA, is an integral feature of the course. Knowledge of calculus is not assumed or required.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Gupta, ANALYZING PUBLIC POLICY and several articles and policy analyses.
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Two exams, several problem sets, quizzes, and a group project.
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