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Empirical Methods for Political Science

GOVT 366
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Applied Data Science Certificate

This course is an introduction to the concepts, tools, and methods used in the study of political phenomena, with an emphasis on both the practical and theoretical concerns involved in scientific research. Designed to get students to think like social scientists, the course covers topics in research design, hypotheses generation, concept/indicator development, data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and interpretation. Students will become better critical consumers of arguments made in mass media, scholarly journals, and political debates. The course is especially appropriate for juniors who are considering writing a thesis in government.

In Spring 2021, the plan is for many of the class sessions to meet in person although there will also be some online class sessions that primarily involve group or data work.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GOVT151 OR GOVT155 OR GOVT157 OR GOVT159
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CADS)(DATA-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAY-17-2021
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