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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
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IS 460W - Research Design for Political Science

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on philosophies of and approaches to political science for facilitating cadets’ research objectives. The two central goals of the course are (a) to introduce cadets to the methods traditionally used to design, conduct, and report political science research; and (b) to allow cadets to apply these methods to their individual research questions. Cadets will frame research questions about politics, develop rigorous theories and hypotheses about politics, identify reasonable measures to test relationships, collect political data, develop a research design on a topic of their choosing that is acceptable by professional political scientific standards, and publicly present this research design. Prerequisite(s):  ERH 102 IS 201  with a minimum grade of C.