POLS 201 Research Methods in Political Science
Content: Introduction to the methodological principles and issues in political science research, using readings within and beyond political science. Identifying variables and mechanisms, developing and testing theories, collecting and measuring data, and assessing a study's ability to achieve causal inference. Introduction to different approaches to research, including experiments, case studies, and regression analysis. Strongly recommended for sophomores or juniors who have declared a POLS major, as this course is a prerequisite for thesis and some senior capstone courses.
Prerequisites: POLS 102 or POLS 103.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.
...follows: POLS 102 Introduction to Comparative Politics POLS 103 Introduction to American Politics POLS 201...
...POLS 102 Introduction to Comparative Politics or POLS...foreign language beyond the 201 level, participate in...
...of SOAN 201: ECON 103 Statistics MATH 105 Perspectives in Statistics POLS 201 Research Methods...