POLS 3000 Research Methods in Political Science

An introduction to contemporary research methods in political science and related disciplines. Includes an orientation to empirical versus normative approaches to the study of politics, ethical considerations in human subjects research, operationalization and measurement of key concepts, development of testable theories and hypotheses, and approaches to hypothesis testing with social scientific data. Basic research design and the organization of research papers in the empirical social sciences are also introduced.



Lecture Hours

3 hours


POLS 1101 or POLS 1101H with a C or higher, or permission of instructor.