WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2010-2011       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
Quantitative Methods for Political and Policy Analysis
GOVT 204
Fall 2010 not offered

This course introduces students to logic of social scientific analysis and various quantitative research 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.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
The course will introduce students to quantitative methods
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GOVT151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)

Last Updated on APR-13-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459