GOV 385L • Topics in Political Methodology
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. This course is intended for graduate students who have begun to work on a research problem which involves statistics or a scientific model of politics of any sort. Each student in the course will make a presentation of the quantitative aspects of his/her project. The tenor of discussion will always be positive. I will suggest papers or books which I believe will provide help for the project. Each student will read this material. Then I will give my interpretation of the assigned material. This routine will be repeated for each student project.
For grading purposes, each student will turn in that part of a paper based on the project which pertains to political methodology. The whole paper may be turned in if it is too difficult to divide this work. The emphasis on this course is on writing publishable scientific research. This course is for graduate students who wish to find an academic position in political science.