Shawna Metzger

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
PLAD 7100: Political Research with Quantitative Methods
Credits: 4
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.
PLAD 8310: Advanced Quantitative Applications in Political Science
Credits: 3
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.
PLAD 8320: Advanced Topics in Multivariate Analysis
Credits: 3
A survey and application of multivariate modeling techniques. Prerequisite: PLAD 7090, 7100, or equivalents.
PLAD 8500: Topics in Political Science
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in political science.