Political Science Scope and Methods

Instructor(s): Volha Charnysh , Devin Caughey

Course level: Graduate

Offered this Academic Year: Yes

Course term: Fall

Course number: 17.801

Course description:

Introduces principles of empirical and theoretical analysis in political science through research projects currently conducted in the department. Different department faculty lead modules that introduce students to major research questions and different ways of examining those questions. Emphasizes how this research in progress relates to larger themes, and how researchers confront obstacles to inference in political science. Includes substantial instruction and practice in writing (with revision) and oral presentations. Intended primarily for majors and minors.