Political Science | Quantitative Political Analysis
Y395 | 27933 | Bianco
This course is an introduction to quantitative (statistical) methods
for the analysis of politics. It is not a class in statistics, but
instead a class dedicated to describing (and using) methods of
asking and answering questions about the causes and consequences of
real-world political interactions, from voting behavior to
international conflict. Along the way, we will address topics such
as how to develop and specify hypotheses about politics, how to
bring data to bear on hypotheses, how to interpret the results of
statistical analyses, and how to (and how not to) present results.
Course requirements will include hands-on data analysis, short
papers, and a midterm and final exam.