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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

with Dr. Guy Whitten,
Cullen-McFadden Professor of Political Science and Cornerstone Fellow, Texas A&M University

SPSA - San Juan, Puerto Rico 2020
Date and time
Date & time

January 10, 2020
2 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Where
Where

SPSA Conference 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cost
Cost

Participants must register to attend: Register here

Speaker(s)
Speaker(s)

Dr. Guy Whitten,
Cullen-McFadden Professor of Political Science and Cornerstone Fellow, Texas A&M University

Contact
Contact

WSSR Coordinator
514-848-2424 x5473

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This workshop is designed to take students through the basics of how political science researchers develop and test theories about politics. 

We will begin with a discussion of what it means to study politics scientifically and then discuss a range of strategies for how researchers develop theories about politics.

We will then turn to the important tasks of evaluating causal relationships and designing research to effectively test causal claims.

We will close with an overview of the  methods currently used by political science researchers to test their theories.



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