* POL 345 / SOC 305 (QR) No Pass/D/Fail
Introduction to Quantitative Social Science
Sample reading list:
Imai, Kosuke, Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction
OpenIntro: Statistics, https://www.openintro.org/stat/
Weekly problem sets that include both analytical questions and computer programming. This course requires students to keep up with materials each week through frequent problem sets and quizzes.
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Programming Assignments - 10%
Quizzes - 10%
Lab Reports - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 10%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
(1) High School algebra. Familiarity with elementary probability theory and computer programming is useful, but not required. (2) The course also serves as the prerequisite for students who wish to learn more about statistics in POL 346..
POL 345, POL 345 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.
This course satisfies a requirement for Politics, Sociology, and WWS majors. It also satisfies the foundations of statistics requirement for the Certificate Program on Statistics and Machine Learning. NOTE: Precepts will meet for 80 minutes, once a week.
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