PSCI805 - Analysis Election Data

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Analysis Election Data
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
401
Section ID
PSCI805401
Course number integer
805
Meeting times
T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Diana C Mutz
Description
This course is intended to serve as a workshop for students interested in the empirical analysis of elections, public opinion and political communication more generally. The centerpiece of the course will be an original research paper produced by each student on a topic of his or her own choosing. The requirements for these papers are fairly open, but demanding: the research papers must a) involve empirical analysis of a major election data set, b) be oriented toward answering an original research question selected with the guidance of the instructor, and c) aim to be of publishable quality. There are no formal prerequisites for the course. However, if you have less than two semesters of statistical training, and/or no formal background in the study of elections, public opinion or political communication, then this is probably not the right course for you. In order to be able to formulate an original research question, you need some background in the literature, which is provided by other courses, but is not a formal part of this course.
Course number only
805
Cross listings
COMM706401
Use local description
No