A forum for graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars to present and discuss work in progress. Features a tour of Harvard's statistical innovations and applications with weekly stops in different disciplines. Occasional presentations by invited speakers.
Graduate-level version of Gov. 1000. Meets with Gov. 1000, an introduction to statistical research in political science with a focus on applied linear regression. Will require extra homework and examination problems in addition to those for Gov. 1000.
This course is designed to introduce students to several broad areas of modern statistics and to illustrate how ideas and methods from each of these areas can be fruitfully applied to political science. The course is not designed to provide a comprehensive treatment of any of these topics. Instead, it is designed to introduce students to key ideas and to provide enough background knowledge so that students can pursue a more detailed study of some topics on their own.
New research is the most exciting and important aspect of political science: we are able to pose novel questions, construct fresh theories, and provide new evidence about the way the world works. But before we start doing research, we have to learn how it is done. With this in mind, this class will introduce students to techniques used for research in the study of politics.