Statistics and Methods in Politics and International Relations
The paper consists of two parts. The first part teaches students a variety of quantitative methods that can be applied to the study of political and international relations issues. This taught part takes up for the first ten weeks of the paper (all of Michaelmas term, and the first two weeks of Lent term). The second part consists of a data analysis project, on a topic that students can choose from a list provided to them. In this project, students need to formulate a research question, analyse secondary data to answer this question (applying some of the methods taught in the first part of the paper), and write a 5,000-word report on the nature and results of their project.
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This material is intended for current students but will be interesting to prospective students. It is indicative only.