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Last approved: Thu, 12 May 2016 09:13:07 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science (PSC)
Topics in Empirical and Formal Political Analysis
TopicsEmpirical&Formal PolAnal
Fall 2015
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PSC 8120


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Selected topics in quantitative political methodology and formal political theory with varying emphasis on maximum likelihood estimation, nonlinear models, causal inference, formal theories, and mathematical/computational tools for the social sciences. May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs.
The course has three learning objectives: - You will become familiar enough with the methodologies to be an intelligent consumer of work that uses these methodologies. - You will be better able to think critically about whether and how to employ these methodologies in your own research. Ideally, you will also be mostly equipped to employ these methodologies. - You will be able to think both appreciatively and critically about specific examples of social scientific research that uses these designs.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
This changes the prerequisite. We have changed the graduate methods sequence, and we do replaced 8102 with 8120 as the second course. Thus, we are changing the prerequisite for this topics course.

Also, although we've added course numbers for most of these specialized courses, I made this course repeatable for credit since different courses may be offered under this number.

The attached syllabus is an exemplar for this type of course.
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