Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

PS 591 Testing Theories in Political Science

Survey of the most common methods used to evaluate empirical questions in political science research and assess the adequacy of theories. The course prepares students to interpret, critique, design, and conduct social scientific analysis. It examines both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including case study, content analysis, interviewing, surveys, participant observation, field experiments, and statistical analysis. PS 591 is required for graduate students in the political science master’s program and should be taken after PS 594.


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