Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
1540 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Introduces probability and statistics as tools for quantitative political science analysis. Covers basic probability theory, descriptive statistics, and statistical inference with focus on the specification and interpretation of the regression model. Weekly homework assignments allow students to practice applying the concepts and methods from class. The course requires no prior experience with statistics.
Considers the use of selected techniques of behavioral research in the study of government and foreign affairs. Emphasizes the assumptions, procedures, and applications of the techniques rather than substantive findings. Prerequisite: PLAD 7090, 7100, or equivalents.
A survey and application of multivariate modeling techniques. Prerequisite: PLAD 7090, 7100, or equivalents.
Investigates a selected issue in political science.