Nov 30, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

POLI 269 - Empirical Research Methods


This course will equip you with the skills and intuition to think about politics in a more critical and organized way.  You will practice the scientific method - identifying a problem worthy of study, developing testable hypotheses, designing a research strategy, gathering data, analyzing data, and interpreting your results - and contemplate the philosophical conundrums that underlie our efforts to describe, explain, and interpret complex phenomena. Empirical Methods: The department requires its majors to take one course in empirical research methodology before their senior year. In addition to this course, there are a number of other courses that fulfill this requirement, including: POLI 272 SOCI 269 SOCI 270 SOCI 275 . In some cases, research methods courses taken in other social science disciplines may be used to fulfill this requirement following approval by the political science department chair. Every semester. (4 Credits)