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POL222 Lecture 1, September 14 2016
Kenichi Ariga
What will we learn?
o Simply put, we learn the quantitative Empirical political science
methodology
o Our substantive interest is various political phenomena
o We will learn methods used in research
o And test our theory with data from the real world
o We will examine a large number of cases to test our theory
o Roughly the same idea as a thesis
Political science is a diverse field
o The main commonality is that we study politics
o The fact that we study something about politics
o Main subfields
Politcal Theory
Canadian Poltiics
Comparative Politics differences/similarties between
domestic regime and other regimes
International Relations
o When we come up with a reason we come up with a research
question, and only a hypothesis of our result
For example: What causes war?
Hypothesis: Democracy is less prone to war
Why do some countries democratize but not others
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2
Economic development facilitates democratization
Two major types of empirical analysis
Qualitative Empirical Analyisis
o Better known
o IN MOST CASES YOU EXAMINE A SINGLE CASE
OR A FEW CASES INTENSIVELY (CASE STUDIES)
o Detailed historical accounts, field research,
qualitiative interview, participant observation,
thick description
Quantitative Empirical Analysis
o Collect data on a large number of cases
o We quantify relevant information, analyze
them in numbers
o Survey research (quantitative interviews),
aggregate data, are the best ways to do this
Aggregate data = large amount of
quantified information requires a certain
way of analyzing it
o Statistical analysis
Quantitative Empiral Political Science Methodology
o Question: Why do some countries economies
growf fast but others don’t
X economic growth
o We often study high performing economies
1960s: Germany, Japan
1980s: NICs or NIEs (Singapore, south
korea, Taiwan, hk)
o Labour Repression Econmic Growth
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