PSCI280: Political Analysis
Political scientists increasingly employ quantitative tools to analyze politics. In this course students will be introduced to the fundamentals of quantitative political analysis. The core of the course will be devoted to the basic linear regression model and its variants, which are used widely in political science research. We will also cover hypothesis formation and hypothesis testing, basic descriptive statistics, and the presentation via tables and charts of the findings of quantitative analysis. To better situate quantitative analysis within the discipline, we will also introduce qualitative methods and discuss research design. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.