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Research Methods

(formerly Scope and Methods)

Course Number: POL 242
Credits: 4
Offered: Every Semester
Instructor: Dr. Booke
Overview:

This course introduces research methods and the use of quantitative and qualitative techniques used by political scientists. We will encounter topics that include conceptualization and measurement, hypothesis testing, and data analysis. Students will develop research designs and learn how to collect and analyze data using MicroCase© Explorit and other techniques. The course emphasizes hands-on training that will provide useful skills for academic and professional settings. No prior data analysis or statistics background is necessary.

*Note: Prerequisite: POL 100 or POL 110