Programs by Campus
- POLS-Y 567 Survey Research: Approaches and Issues (3 cr.) An introductory seminar that will discuss all the key approaches, issues, and concepts in survey research, allowing students to identify more specific issues that may be examined in their elective courses. One element of the course will be hands-on introduction to the facilities and methods of the IU Public Opinion Laboratory.
- POLS-Y 575 Political Data Analysis I (3 cr.)
Introduces students to quantitative research methods for studying politics, focusing on topics that are statistical in content or that must be addressed for statistics to make sense. Students who complete the course will achieve a level of statistical competency that will enable them to enroll in courses concerned with multivariate statistical techniques, and will acquire the basic skills of data analysis.
Public Affairs V506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making (3 cr.)
Public Health S528 Mathematical Statistics (3 cr.)
Sociology R551 Sociological Research Methods (3 cr.)
Or any other graduate course that includes inferential statistics through regression analysis and is accepted by the program committee.
- POLS-Y 576 Political Data Analysis II (3 cr.) Builds upon Y575 by familiarizing students with more advanced research methods, such as multiple regression analysis and techniques for dealing with categorical and limited dependent variables. Models to be covered include logit, probit, multinomial logit, ordered probit, duration models, and survival analysis. Attention will be directed at the application of these methods to political phenomena, policy applications, and the presentation of results. Alternates Public Health P600 Epidemiological Research Methods (3 cr.) Sociology R559 Intermediate Sociological Statistics( 3 cr.) Or any other graduate course that includes inferential statistics through regression analysis and is accepted by the program committee.
- POLS-Y 580 Research Methods (3 cr.) This course surveys the major techniques for investigating current political and policy problems. It emphasizes the relationship between theory and practice in understanding and conducting research. It will examine issues in field research essential to a full understanding of a research problem. Alternates Health Administration H518 Statistical Methods for Health Services (3 cr.) Public Health P601 Advanced Epidemiology (3 cr.) Sociology R551 Sociological Research Methods (3 cr.) Sociology R663 Public Opinion: Research and Methods (3 cr.) Or any other graduate course that includes inferential statistics through regression analysis and is accepted by the program committee.
- POLS-Y 590 Seminar in Survey Research (3 cr.) A capstone seminar designed to be taken as last course in certificate program and to examine current issues in the application of survey research to public policy. Students will share with students from a variety of disciplines their particular applications to increase interdisciplinary awareness of problems and prospects of survey research.