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
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.