POLS 3650, January 6, 2013
January 6 2014: POLS 3650 (January 6 ) Introduction and
The political use of facts?
“70% percent of the population thinks so and so?”
Majority of the public will believe these “facts” because they are unwilling to
research it themselves.
This class continues POLS 3180
Moves from the qualitative side to a more indepth method of measurement
o More quantitative methods
o How to make sense of all that information= statistics
Look at chapter 15,7 in FSR
Main focus is on quantities methods of data analysis
1. Research question
4. Research design
5. Case select