POL 572: Quantitative Analysis and Politics II
Positive political science involves connecting our observations of the social world with causal mechanisms. We are going to focus on a particular problem: to what extent can we used observed data to measure, discover, and test underlying causal claims? The course will include a combination of statistical theory, hands--on data analysis, and causal reasoning. The goal of the course is to produce students who can understand, apply, and ultimately further quantitative political methodology.
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Previously offered 2014-15, 2017-2021, Spring Term.