Course Detail
Course Components:
This course introduces increasingly common statistical methods appropriate for conducting comparative international sociological research. The primary focus of the seminar is on the analysis of panel data (pooled cross-sectional time series), which involves repeated measures of an outcome over time on multiple units (e.g., countries). The course puts an emphasis on fundamental concepts and especially the successful application of such methods, with attention paid toward all stages of the analyses, beginning with the creation and organization of panel datasets and ending with the writing of empirically-focused manuscripts. Students will also learn how to read and assess published works in the social sciences that use these and related methods.