Course Schedule


Methods of Law and Politics (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Olga Batura, Stefan Kruse

Einzeltermin | Mo, 04.04.2022, 14:15 - Mo, 04.04.2022, 15:45 | C 40.704 Seminarraum | Kick-off Methods of Politics
Einzeltermin | Fr, 20.05.2022, 14:30 - Fr, 20.05.2022, 18:00 | C 14.027 Seminarraum | Methods of Politics
Einzeltermin | Sa, 21.05.2022, 10:00 - Sa, 21.05.2022, 17:00 | C 16.129 Seminarraum | Methods of Politics
Einzeltermin | Fr, 10.06.2022, 14:00 - Fr, 10.06.2022, 18:30 | C 16.129 Seminarraum | Methods of Law / via Zoom
Einzeltermin | Sa, 11.06.2022, 10:00 - Sa, 11.06.2022, 18:00 | C 16.129 Seminarraum | Methods of Law / via Zoom
Einzeltermin | Mo, 11.07.2022, 10:00 - Mo, 11.07.2022, 11:00 | C 16.129 Seminarraum | Methods of Law / via Zoom

Inhalt: METHODS OF LAW tba ********************************************************************* METHODS OF POLITICS ********************************************************************* This course offers a straightforward introduction to the field of quantitative empirical research as practiced by political scientists. The seminar familiarizes students with analyzing public opinion data using statistical software to study political behavior and social change. The course is designed as a two-day workshop and involves a kick-off meeting at the beginning of the semester. In the kick-off meeting, students form groups and select a topic they will be working on during the workshop. In preparation for the workshop, participants are expected to familiarize themselves with the selected research area and be able to summarize the key arguments and main empirical findings. Based on the reviewed evidence, students formulate a descriptive, comparative, and relationship-based research question, which they seek to answer during the workshop. During the workshop, students are trained in using Stata to perform statistical analyses to answer specific research questions. The structure of the course follows the step-by-step data analysis guide, which outlines the specific requirements of the final research paper/ empirical analysis. After the workshop, students summarize and interpret the results of their empirical analysis and submit a final research paper at the end of the semester. Students will have access to Stata during the whole semester.