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Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative Methods

UC Berkeley Summer Sessions
8 weeks
Summer / Short course
Online / Distance
Berkeley
English
21 June 2021
UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

Program description

Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative Methods

This course provides an overview of some of the methods employed in political science research. Its purpose is to familiarize you with the scientific study of politics, and to teach you how to pose and answer empirical research questions using appropriate evidence and arguments. Along the way we will learn about how to formulate and evaluate theories, how to design research to discover whether a particular theory holds up empirically, and some basic research strategies. By the end of the course you should have the tools to critically evaluate the kinds of social science arguments found in everyday life and be able to conduct your own independent research.

Qualification

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish among different types of social science methodologies
  • Solve basic 2x2 games
  • Describe the logic of the experimental method
  • Interpret basic descriptive statistical results Formulate and test hypotheses
  • Explain and apply bivariate OLS regression

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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

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Suite 130
94704 Berkeley California
United States of America

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