Quantitative Methods: Research Design & Statistical Analysis


This course introduces students to the core competencies of research design, data collection, data management, and statistical analysis. Students will learn how to design and conduct independent, original, and quantitatively oriented research on topics relevant to the study and practice of international relations. In addition, the course will provide students with a robust working knowledge of SPSS, one of the most widely used software packages in the social sciences. Perhaps most importantly, this course will enable students to apply the logic of statistical analysis beyond the classroom and to become informed consumers of the quantitatively oriented analyses that they will encounter in both their personal and professional lives.

Required for the following concentrations at MAIR:

Global Security
Int’l Development
Int’l Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
US Foreign Policy & National Security
Executive Masters