POLS-Y 205 ANALYZING POLITICS (3 CR.)
Introduces the approaches and techniques used to study politics. Includes an introduction to social science language, concepts and critical research skills. Overview of political science research and approaches, including case study, surveys, and model-building. Emphasizes skills such as interpreting the presentation of data in charts, graphs, and tables, and elementary analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
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Regular Academic Session / In Person
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- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
- Above class meets In Person. For more information visit https://covid.iu.edu/learning-modes/index.html
This course focuses on the question of how political science is done. We will walk through the frameworks guiding our thinking about politics and review descriptive, experimental, and observational approaches to research. Students will learn how to evaluate normative and empirical claims and practice constructing research questions and hypotheses. We will also consider the challenges of interpreting data and making inferences about politics.