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PS 590 CC2 - Research in Selected Topics - Research Methods in Pol Sci

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Research in selected topics by arrangement with the instructor.

Special Instructions:

NOTE: This course will start on Tuesday, January 19th. Contact Armando Razo (arazo@indiana.edu) before the first class meeting. Course Description: This class teaches doctoral students how to conduct empirical research, and how to communicate research projects and empirical findings to professional audiences. The first half of the semester includes two modules to help students develop a solid research skills foundation through discussions of conceptual and empirical readings, supplemented with analytical exercises to hone research skills. In a first module, students will learn how to define relevant political knowledge in terms of concepts and variables, which facilitate the formulation of research questions and hypotheses amenable to empirical analysis. A second module offers an overview of contemporary approaches to causal inference, including three families of research designs that span common quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The second half of the seminar is a pract

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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