political science

A STEM Discipline By Any Other Name?

Current discussion of education policy in the United States, both at the secondary and postsecondary levels, is heavily focused (some cynics might suggest monomanically so) on the development of skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

scope and methods (graduate research design) syllabus

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Attached is a graduate-level syllabus on scope and methods/research design, with a subsequent focus on professional development.  Topics covered include causality, models, theories/hypotheses, concepts, measurement, experiments, case selection and qualitative and quantitative observational designs.

network analysis syllabus

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Attached is a syllabus for a graduate-level course on network analysis. Assigned readings mostly address applications from different subfields within political science, but also draw on works in sociology, communication, and organizational studies.

Advanced Quantitative Methods

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Chris Lawrence, , 2011, "Advanced Quantitative Methods", http://opossem.org/content/advanced-quantitative-methods
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Syllabus for a graduate-level quantitative methods course for political science, sociology, and public administration using Berman's CQ Press Essential Statistics book and lab manual.  Follow-on course to the Social Inquiry course with syllabus posted here.

Social Inquiry

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Chris Lawrence, , 2011, "Social Inquiry", http://opossem.org/content/social-inquiry
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Syllabus for an introductory MA/MPA course in research design and measurement.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

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Chris Lawrence, , 2011, "Research Methods in the Social Sciences", http://opossem.org/content/research-methods-social-sciences
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undergrad

Syllabus for an undergraduate research methods course using Phillip Pollock's CQ Press text and SPSS lab manual.

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