Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

POLS 2100 Basic Quantitative Research Methods for International Studies and Political Science

Prerequisite: MATH 1111 (or MAT of 24+)

3-0-3

This course provides students with an introduction to basic research design for the social and political sciences with a focus on those methodologies appropriate to hypothesis testing and data analysis in survey research. The course covers topics such as survey design, reliability, and validity, as well as the calculation and proper use of descriptive and inferential statistics. In addition, students will be introduced to various datasets relevant to the study of political science such as the American National Election Studies, the General Social Survey, and Correlates of War.

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