Political Science | Political Data Analysis I (3 cr)
Y575 | 3718 | Monroe

This course introduces students to quantitative research methods for
studying politics.  Much of the course centers upon topics that are
statistical in content, or upon topics that must be addressed for statistics
to make sense.  Students who complete the course will have achieved a level
of statistical competency that will enable them to enroll in courses
concerned with multivariate statistical techniques.  More importantly,
students will acquire basic skills of data analysis that are indispensable
to the practice of quantitative political science.  Related topics include:
probability, sampling, distributions for random variables, descriptive
statistics, measures of nominal and ordinal association, analysis of
variance, an introduction to simple and multiple regression, and matrix