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GOVT-615Research Design (3)
Course Level: Graduate
A survey of political science research methodologies focusing on qualitative, theoretical, and empirical alternatives to positivistic approaches, based on new philosophies of science such as scientific realism. Includes alternative means of data development, cultural, structural and functional theories applicable to political research, and theory testing. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: admission to Ph.D. program or permission of the director of doctoral programs.