Carnegie Mellon University

Research Design for Political Science

Course Number: 84-266

This course develops foundational skills in causal inference and research design in political science. It prepares students to read, interpret, and critique research effectively, and helps them begin the process of learning how to conduct original empirical research in political science. Students will learn how to formulate research questions, generate hypotheses, and design appropriate tests of those hypotheses. They will also gain exposure to different analytical methods in the field, including case studies, surveys, interviews, natural experiments, field experiments, and game theory.

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Semester(s): Fall
Units: 9
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Fall 2023
Monday and Wednesday
2:00 - 3:20 PM

Required course for the following CMIST degrees:
BS in International Relations and Political Science
Additional Major in International Relations and Political Science
BS in Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics