Nov 18, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

POLS 370 - Political Science Research Methods


This course provides a general introduction to research methods in Political Science. Among the topics considered will be fundamental elements of research design, alternative approaches to research in the social sciences, selecting and defining a research problem, specifying and testing hypotheses, methods of data collection and analysis, interpretation and presentation of results, and the role of theory in the research process. Among the approaches considered will be survey research, elite interviewing, experimental design, case studies, documentary analysis, and field and archival research. Prerequisites: POLS 333   T1 CT