Jun 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin
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PLSC 251 - R/Modern Political Analysis


2020-2021 Catalog Year

Credit(s): 3
Lecture: 3
Non-Lecture: 0
General Education Area(s): Mathematics

The purpose of this course is to introduce Political Science majors to the methods of modern political science research. The course will include a presentation of the scientific approach as practiced by Political Scientists, focusing on both theoretical and methodological issues. The purposes of research, measurement problems, and other data management problems in political science research will be discussed. Students will be introduced to basic statistical techniques of data analysis including: dispersion and central tendency, correlation coefficients, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, Chi-Square tests, student t-tests, and simple regression analysis. (Students may not receive credit for more than one 200-level statistics course, including credit for more than one of the following courses: ECON 205 , GEOG 278 , MATH 242 , MATH 262 , PLSC 251, PSYC 251 SOCL 211 .)

Prerequisite(s): PLSC 110 , PLSC 120 , or PLSC 140 .
Offered: Three semesters out of four



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