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Fall 2014-2015
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Policy Research Seminar

Elizabeth M. Armstrong
Carles Boix
Robert O. Keohane
Marlaine E. Lockheed
Sophie Meunier Aitsahalia
Helen V. Milner
Ashoka Mody
Brandice Canes-Wrone

ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

The junior policy research seminar serves to introduce departmental majors to the tools, methods, and interpretations employed in policy research and writing. Students may choose from a range of topics.

Sample reading list:
Gray, Paul S. et.al, The Research Imagination
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150 pages a week. Students will do research design projects and lab project reports.

Requirements/Grading:
Design Project - 60%
Lab Reports - 40%

Other Requirements:
Open to WWS Juniors Only.

Other information:
The instructor in the policy research seminar will advise the junior paper of students in the seminar and provide instruction in research methods in the seminar; the seminar will be accompanied by a methods laboratory in which students further refine and apply quantitative research methods (including sampling, hypothesis testing and causal inference) and qualitative research methods (including interview design, ethnographic methods). The methods lab will constitute 40% of the grade.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22187 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:46 Limit:60
22188 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:20 Limit:60
24188 B03 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th        Enrolled:10 Limit:25
22184 C01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
22185 C02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
22186 C03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Wallace Hall   366   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
24007 C04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
24008 C05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
24009 C06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
24010 C07 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   023   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
24011 C08 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:10 Limit:15