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DHP P210: Research Design and Methodology

Course Description

This course covers the basics of research design and methods in political science. The first part of the course is devoted to developing a research question, constructing testable theories, understanding the advantages of quantitative and qualitative methods, and concept formation. The second part of the course focuses on specific research methods (historical analysis, statistical methods, field research, archival research, and experiments) and their relative strengths and weaknesses. The final section of the course addresses the ways in which scholars combine different methods to study political phenomena. Open to PhD students only or with permission of instructor.

Enrollment limited to PhD students.
Course faculty: Monica Duffy Toft
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2020

Room: Crowe Room (Goddard 310)
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Final Exam

Consult instructor for exam details