POL 201: Intro. to Statistical Methods in Political Science (Spring 2015)

Course Material
Syllabus
Course Readings
Note Sets
Data
Homework Assignments
Final Project (Example) (Survey Results)
Practice Questions for Exam (Solutions)
Course Resources
QuickCalc Spreadsheet
Table of the Normal Distribution

Course Schedule
Class 1 (Jan. 26) - Class Canceled
Class 2 (Jan. 28) - Intro
Class 3 (Feb. 2) - Class Canceled
Class 4 (Feb. 4) - Overview and Research Design
Class 5 (Feb. 9) - Overview and Research Design, History of Polling, Topic 1: Readings [1]-[2] assigned
Class 6 (Feb. 11) - Sampling, Topic 2: Readings [1]-[4] assigned
Class 7 (Feb. 16) - Descriptive Statistics
Class 8 (Feb. 18) - Descriptive Statistics continued, Topic 3: Reading [1] assigned
Class 9 (Feb. 23) - Descriptive Statistics continued, Homework 1 assigned
Class 10 (Feb. 25) - Sampling Error
Class 11 (Mar. 2) - Sampling Error continued, Homework 1 due
Class 12 (Mar. 4) - Sampling Error continued, Topic 4: Readings [1]-[2] assigned
Class 13 (Mar. 9) - Sampling Error continued
Class 14 (Mar. 11) - Sampling Error continued
Spring Break
Class 15 (Mar. 23) - Sampling Error continued, Homework 2 assigned
Class 16 (Mar. 25) - Nonresponse
Class 17 (Mar. 30) - Nonresponse continued, Topic 5: Readings [1]-[3] assigned, Homework 2 due
Class 18 (Apr. 1) - Nonresponse continued, Measurement Error, Topic 5: Readings [4]-[5] assigned
Class 19 (Apr. 6) - Nonresponse continued
Class 20 (Apr. 8) - Likely Voters, Topic 7: Reading [1], Chapters 1-2 assigned, Homework 3 assigned
Class 21 (Apr. 13) - Question Wording, Topic 7: Reading [1], Chapters 3-4 assigned
Class 22 (Apr. 15) - Question Wording
Class 23 (Apr. 20) - Review Session for Exam, Homework 3 due
Class 24 (Apr. 22) - Review Session for Exam
Exam - April 23 - 6:15-8:45 - SBS N748
Class 25 (Apr. 27) - Surveys Administered in Class
Class 26 (Apr. 29) -
Class 27 (May. 4) -
Class 28 (May. 6) - In Class Presentations of Survey Results