Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
This course provides graduate students with an advanced training in quantitative methods focusing on the two families of models most commonly used in political science: 1) models for categorical dependent variables, and 2) models for panel data analysis. The course starts where POL 2504 ends, and represents a natural continuation for PhD students looking to develop their methodological skills and use statistical methods in their own research. POL 2578 is also suitable for MA students who received training in quantitative methods at the undergraduate level and interested in an advanced course going beyond linear regression. The course takes place in a computer lab. It comprises lectures presenting the theory behind each statistical model, discussions of concrete examples based on published articles, as well as interactive sessions with statistical packages, in particular the R programming language.
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