Archived Versions

17.871 Political Science Laboratory

As taught in: Spring 2004

A black and white photograph of a suffragette holding a protest sign that reads 'Help us to win the vote'.
"Help Us to Win the Vote." 1914. By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920. (Image courtesy of American Memory collections, Library of Congress.)




Prof. Charles Stewart, III

Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features labs and tutorials in using STATA® statistical software for various student projects, along with lecture notes.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.