Graduate Course Syllabi

POLS 5300 –SEMINAR IN QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I

This course further explores methods of quantitative analysis and hypothesis testing, including data management, various regression estimation methods, diagnostic techniques, and other topics. In this class, students will learn how to analyze a variety of quantitative data and are expected to complete an original, conference-worthy research paper. We will focus upon OLS regression, Gauss-Markov assumptions, and appropriate diagnostic tools. We will be working primarily with STATA, although students may use R upon personal preference.

Syllabus: POLS 5300 Graduate Quantitative Methods I Fall 2021


POLS 5302 –SEMINAR IN QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II

This course further explores methods of quantitative analysis and hypothesis testing, including data management, various regression estimation methods, diagnostic techniques, and other topics. In this class, students will learn how to analyze a variety of quantitative data and are expected to complete an original, conference-worthy research paper.We will focus upon OLS regression, Gauss-Markov assumptions, maximum likelihood estimation techniques, and appropriate diagnostic tools.  We will be working primarily with STATA, although students may use R upon personal preference.

Syllabus:  Quantitative II Spring 2021

POLS 5320: SEMINAR IN PUBLIC LAW

This course provides graduate students a survey of the literature in judicial politics. The class will focus on judge decision-making, the role of institutions, strategic behavior, the implementation and impact of judicial policies, the relationship between the judiciary and other institutions, and comparative judicial politics. As such, this course will survey the U.S. Supreme Court, lower federal courts, state supreme courts, international courts, and domestic judiciaries in other countries.

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