Research Design for Political Science (Undergraduate). Fall 2024-.

This course develops foundational skills in causal inference and research design in political science. It prepares students to read, interpret, and critique research effectively and helps them begin the process of learning how to conduct original empirical research in political science. Students will learn how to formulate research questions, generate hypotheses, and design appropriate tests of those hypotheses. They will also gain exposure to different qualitative and quantitative analytical methods in the field, including case studies, surveys, interviews, process tracing, counterfactuals, regressions, and experiments.