POL 345: Introduction to Quantitative Social Science





Why do people vote the way they do?  Can universal health insurance lead to a longer lifespan? What countries are more or less likely to erupt in civil conflict?  Assessing these questions requires the ability to think analytically about data and statistics.  This course will provide an introduction to causal inference, probability theory, and estimation.  The focus of this course will be on hands-on data analysis and the practical application of basic statistical methods to real-world, relevant problems.


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Previously offered 2013-2015, 2017-2020.