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Research Methods in Political Science
Instructor: Naomi Levy
POLI 170


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Course Description: An introduction to some of the competing theories, paradigms, and methods used to analyze politics. After a general discussion of the philosophy of science—especially the debate about whether a “science” of politics is possible—students examine various approaches to the study of politics, includ­ing case studies, historical analysis, formal theories, and statistical models.


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