PSC 205 Introductory Statistical Methods
Political Science Field: Techniques of Analysis
Curtis S. Signorino
Spring 2012 — MW 11:00-11:50
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.