Fall 2023 Quantitative Methods: Social Sciences GR5010 section 005



Call Number 13797
Day & Time
W 10:10am-12:00pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Gregory M Eirich
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This interdisciplinary course, taken in the fall semester, is a comprehensive introduction to quantitative research in the social sciences. The course focuses on foundational ideas of social science research, including strengths and weaknesses of different research designs, interpretation of data drawn from contemporary and historical contexts, and strategies for evaluating evidence. The majority of the course is comprised of two-week units examining particular research designs, with a set of scholarly articles that utilize that design. Topics include: the “science” of social science and the role of statistical models, causality and causal inference, concepts and measurement, understanding human decision making, randomization and experimental methods, observation and quasi-experimentation, sampling, survey research, and working with archival data.

Web Site Vergil
Department Quantitative Methods/Social Sciences
Enrollment 53 students (50 max) as of 6:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Status Full
Subject Quantitative Methods: Social Sciences
Number GR5010
Section 005
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Section key 20233QMSS5010G005