Introduction to Political Research

3 credits

POL_SC 3000

Political Science
College of Arts and Science

This course is an introduction to the systematic analysis of political phenomenon. It examines the meaning of “explanation” and “causal reasoning.” and research strategies designed to make valid causal inferences. The course overview experimental design, measurement, hypothesis formulation and testing, and the display of information, using substantive examples from two or more fields of political science for illustrative purposes. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; C- or higher in STAT 1200, STAT 1300, STAT 1400, STAT 2200, or STAT 2500 or C- or higher in MATH 1300, MATH 1400, or MATH 1500.