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Fall 2011 - 61480 - PA397G - Analytical Methods for Global Policy Studies

Instructor(s): Bussell, Jennifer
Unique Number: 61480
Day & Time: Th 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.122
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Course Overview

Analytical Methods for Global Policy Studies explains the core techniques of research design and analysis widely used by professionals in the global policy environment, including quantitative methods like multivariate regression and qualitative methods like case study process tracing.

Section Description

Analytical Methods for Global Policy Studies introduces the core quantitative and qualitative methods used by global policy professionals. Students will learn research design; the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research methods; key sources and methods for data collection; the difference between systematic research and anecdotal evidence; the links between theory, evidence, and professional practice; and important strategies for analysis, inference, and interpretation, including case studies and regression.

Before being admitted to this course, students must demonstrate to the Graduate Adviser that they have previously received credit for a statistics course at least at the undergraduate level or that they have passed the LBJ School's preliminary examination in statistics. The exam covers basic descriptive statistics, probability, and graphing.