Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2504H1F L0101

Statistics for Political Scientists


This course is a graduate-level introductory course on the theory and application of statistical methods in empirical research in political science. It primarily targets Ph.D. students who wish to use statistical methods in their future research. The objective of the course is to provide these students with opportunities to acquire the foundational knowledge of statistics needed for further sophisticated statistical methods taught in more advanced courses and eventually self-taught in the future. Coverage includes: probability theory, descriptive statistics, descriptive, associational, and causal inference, and linear regression model.


Imai, Kosuke "Quantitative Social Science"

Format and Requirements

Combination of lectures, labs, and seminars/workshops. Course requirements TBA.