Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Jul 23, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POS 2510 - Research Methods

3 cr
This course provides students with a broad understanding of how research is conducted in social science disciplines, focusing on the discipline of Political Science.  Students will become aware of a wide array of research tools available to address questions in the study of politics and government.  More importantly, they will learn how to select the appropriate research tools based on the nature of the research question being addressed.  The course begins with the study of how to frame research questions, formulate hypotheses, and then test hypotheses.  Next, we explore the nature of data (quantitative and qualitative) and approaches in the rigorous collection of data.  We also review many existing data sources for secondary analysis.
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