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Current and Recent Graduate Courses in Political Methodology

For a listing of current courses being offered in Political Science search the course schedule for PSCI classes.

For a listing of courses listed in the course catalog, please search the online course catalog for PSCI classes.

Here is a listing of recent (and current) courses as well as the faculty who have recently taught the course using the descriptions in the Graduate Course Catalog. Contact the faculty for more detailed information about course content.

8355. Research Design

Introduction to analysis of tables, measures of association, OLS regression. Coverage of research design. Experimental design, survey research, elite interviewing, aggregate data, field research, content analysis, case studies, and small-n analysis. Emphasis on concept formation and measurement. Offered each spring. 

8356. Statistics for Political Research I

Introduction to statistical analysis with applications in political science, statistical distributions, statistical inference, bivariate and multiple regression, logit, and probit. Offered each fall.

 8357. Statistics for Political Research II

Advanced topics in statistical analysis with research applications in maximum likelihood estimation, logit and probit analysis, simultaneous equation models, generalized least squares, and introductory time series concepts. Offered each spring.

8358. Topics in Political Methodology: Statistics for Political Research III 

An introduction to the theory of maximum likelihood estimation in political science focusing on commonly used models for categorical and limited dependent variables. Offered according to demand.

8358. Topics in Political Methodology: Maximum Likelihood 

An introduction to the theory of maximum likelihood estimation in political science focusing on commonly used models for categorical and limited dependent variables. Offered according to demand.

5259. Political Strategy and Game Theory

Introduction to social choice and game theory. Instability and disequilibria of group decisions under different decision-making rules. Theoretical model building as a way to generate hypotheses. Rules in decision making, manipulability of outcomes, bargaining strategies and the evolution of cooperation. Offered each fall.

8364. Formal Political Theory II: Advanced Modeling and Applications

Advanced game theory and formal modeling with applications in political science. Offered each spring.

8365. Topics in Network Analysis

Methods for studying role of social networks in political behavior. Applications to international relations, comparative politics, and American politics. Overview includes survey methods, statistical methodology, experiments, agent-based models, and game theory. Offered every other year.

8358. Topics in Political Methodology: Experimental Methods

An overview of experimental methods in political science, covering the logic of experimentation, ethics of research, measurement, lab experiments, survey experiments, field experiments, natural and quasi-experiments, and statistical analysis of experimental data. Offered according to demand.

8363. Survey Research Methods.

Questionnaire design, sampling, data analysis, longitudinal surveys, and experimental techniques. Offered every other year.

8337. Attitudes and Measurement

Conceptualization, design, and testing of attitudinal measures. Language, logic, and implementation of psychometric models in political science research. Offered according to demand.