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POL 51 Scientific Study of Politics

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    Ryan,John, Staff, SIMAS, Haptonstahl, Reilly, Pietryka, Jones, MatthewPietryka, joesten, Haptosthal, BradfordJones, Bairett, Al-Adwani, Rexford, Anderson, Ben Highton
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    Great Intro to the Subject

    Many Small Assignments

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    • Profile picture
    Mar 22, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is a prerequisite for the upper division political science courses. While this course is essentially mandatory, this course does provide students the analytic skills through learning the statistic R program and explaining the results towards a lay audience. To prepare for this course, I recommend going over basic probability mathematics such as the 68-95-99.7 percent rule, p-values, confidence intervals, t-statistic, and the larger statistical concepts (it depends on the professor, but the previous ones are definitely essential to the course). In addition, I recommend going over and being familiar with histograms, box diagrams, and interpreting graphs.

    Course highlights:

    My professor taught me the basics of running the statistical R program as well as learning how to interpret the results after creating the graphs via R. In addition, I was able to apply the t-statistic and the p-values towards realistic situations such as immigration issues and voting elections.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I recommend doing the problem sets as soon as you can, just in case that you might have some problems with running the R program. Moreover, I suggest going to office hours if you cannot run the R program at all on the first day.

    • Winter 2016
    • BradfordJones
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours
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    Feb 24, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is more like statistics than it is political science. You will use the software STATA, which you'll need to purchase a student subscription for. Overall, the class is extremely confusing.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to use STATA, but only the basics (which you can probably solve by hand anyway)

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take STA13 before you take this class and make sure to attend office hours & go to lecture in order to understand.

    • Winter 2016
    • Anderson
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    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments

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