Carnegie Mellon University

Collaborative Research in Political Science

Course Number: 84-440

Are you interested in joining an inter-disciplinary, collaborative research team that could eventually lead to publishing a co-authored article in political science? This course invites interested students to join as active participants in one of several ongoing research projects by a faculty member in the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Security and Technology. Students will be grouped into small teams of co-authors based on interest and skills. Some students may take the lead with data collection and cleaning, others with writing a literature review or case studies, others still with analyzing and visualizing data. The goal will be to draft a co-authored paper by the end of the semester that may be presented at a conference and, ideally, published in a journal. Students from all backgrounds are welcome, especially those with an interest in politics, history, international relations, or social science applications of statistics, data science, and/or machine learning.

SPRING 2023 TOPIC: Technologies of rebellion and the politics of coups, self-coups, assassinations, mass protest, and/or armed insurgency.

Academic Year: 2022-2023
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 6 or 9
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Spring 2023
Flexible Meeting Times

Elective course for the following CMIST degrees:
BS International Relations and Political Science
Additional Major in International Relations and Political Science
BS Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Political Science
Minor in Military Strategy and International Relations
Minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict