Political Science | Political Data Analysis
Y575 | 3963 | Jones

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 algebra.