PSC 205 Introductory Statistical Methods

Political Science Field: Techniques of Analysis
This course is archived. It will not be offered again.

Curtis S. Signorino
Spring 2012 — MW 11:00-11:50

Course Syllabus

How do we evaluate empirically the claims politicians make? How do we determine whether theories of political behavior are supported by evidence? In this course, students are introduced to data analysis, statistical inference, and research design, with a focus on techniques that are appropriate for political science data. Topics covered will include descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, correlation, and regression analysis. Students will be expected to participate in weekly lab sessions.

Curtis S. Signorino
Spring 2010 — MWF 12:00-12:50

Course Syllabus

How do we evaluate empirically the claims politicians make? How do we determine whether theories of political behavior are supported by evidence? In this course, students are introduced to data analysis, statistical inference, and research design, with a focus on techniques that are appropriate for political science data. Topics covered will include descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, correlation, and regression analysis. Students will be expected to participate in weekly lab sessions.