Political Science Scope and Methods

Graphic similar to the butterfly ballot used in Palm Beach County.

Butterfly ballot from 2000 U.S. presidential elections. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

17.869

As Taught In

Fall 2010

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct advanced independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research.

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Berinsky, Adam. 17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods, Fall 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-869-political-science-scope-and-methods-fall-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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