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Spring 2019 Political Science UN3704 section 001

Call Number 63015
Day & Time
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Michael Parrott
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description This course examines the basic methods data analysis and statistics that political scientists use in quantitative research that attempts to make causal inferences about how the political world works. The same methods apply to other kinds of problems about cause and effect relationships more generally.  The course will provide students with extensive experience in analyzing data and in writing (and thus reading) research papers about testable theories and hypotheses.  It will cover basic data analysis and statistical methods, from univariate and bivariate descriptive and inferential statistics through multivariate regression analysis. Computer applications will be emphasized.   The course will focus largely on observational data used in cross-sectional statistical analysis, but it will consider issues of research design more broadly as well.  It will assume that students have no mathematical background beyond high school algebra and no experience using computers for data analysis.
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science
Enrollment 84 students (110 max) as of 8:06PM Monday, August 19, 2019
Final Exam Day/Time
W 1:10pm-4:00pm
Final Location 309 Havemeyer Hall
Subject Political Science
Number UN3704
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, Global Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191POLS3704W001

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