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Fall 2015-2016
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Policy Research Seminar

Carles Boix
Barbara C. Buckinx
Christina Davis
Sophie Meunier Aitsahalia
Helen V. Milner
Ashoka Mody

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
23888 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   001   Enrolled:19 Limit:60
23889 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   002   Enrolled:33 Limit:60
23885 C01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:8 Limit:15
23886 C02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:6 Limit:15
23887 C03 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
23890 C04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
23891 C05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   011   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
23892 C06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   032   Enrolled:9 Limit:15