AP/POLS 2300 6.00
Introduction to Empirial Theory
CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP PPAS 2300
An introduction to the issues, procedures and theories associated with doing research on political questions. The first term examines the assumptions and ideas that lie behind how we do what is known as social scientific research, addressing such problems as observing things objectively and measuring political behaviour and political events. The second term concentrates on the problems of designing causal research. It also reviews some frequently used methods of data collection including survey research and related issues such as sampling techniques.