* POL 341 (QR) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Experimental Methods in Politics
Sample reading list:
Diana C. Mutz, Population Based Survey Experiments
W. Phillips Shivley, The Craft of Political Research, 9th edition
Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
See instructor for complete list
Reading: 60-80 pages per week from course texts and political science research articles. Writing: 2 short essays (3-4 pp.) and a research report (8-10 pp.), due on Dean's Date, describing the design and results of an original survey experiment that you and your classmates will conduct and analyze working together in small groups.
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 25%
Programming Assignments - 10%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Freshmen should email the professor for advice about taking the class..
Open to any major; ideal for social science concentrators interested in developing their independent research using experimental methods. Examples and substantive material will be drawn from research on U.S. voter turnout, race and identity, and representation in the U.S. Students and instructor(s) will design, collect and analyze data using an original survey with experimental manipulations targeting undergraduates and Internet-using adults in the general U.S. population.
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