Fall 2023 - POL 201 D100
Introductory Quantitative Methods in Political Science (4)
Class Number: 3798
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
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Corequisites:POL 200W or permission of department.
Introduces quantitative research techniques in political science. Introduces important analytical and conceptual skills necessary to understand and evaluate quantitative political science research. Quantitative.
This course is intended to introduce students to research methods currently used in political science and the other social sciences with a primary focus on elementary quantitative data analysis. In computer laboratory sessions, students will have the opportunity to undertake their own data analyses. No previous statistical or computer training is assumed.
There will be two hours of lecture and a two hour lab session tutorial per week. Tutorials start week one.
- On-time attendance at all 4 lecture and lab sections in first 2 weeks of course 5%
- Lab assignments & quizzes 15%
- Homework Assignments 35%
- Exams (3 of them. 15% each) 45%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Students must have a laptop computer for this course. If you do not have one, there are laptop computers available from the SFU library.
Imai, Kosuke and Nora Webb Williams. 2022. Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction in the tidyverse. Princeton University Press. (Note must be “tidyverse” version of this textbook.)
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.