POL242Y5 • Methods


This course offers an introduction to political science research methods. The course will cover basic approaches to political science, the choices that researchers have to make when designing their research and basic methods of analysis for both qualitative and quantitative data. Topics include: validity and reliability, levels of measurement, questionnaire design, experiments, elite interviews, participant observation and policy evaluation.[48L]

1.0 POL credit or 4.0 credits
Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Political Science