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Quantitative Methods in the Social Science (Political Science 0825, Spring 2015 Semester)

Course Overview

This is an introduction to research methodology and quantitative analysis for social scientists. This class will introduce students to social scientific inquiry and the basic statistical tools used to study social phenomena. Students will learn to analyze substantive questions using descriptive analysis, correlation, graphical analysis, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and regression analysis. The course will consist of a combination of classroom lectures and computer lab-sessions, to acquaint students with the collection, management, and analysis of data using computer software. Basic math skills (e.g., algebra) are recommended but not required.

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