Research Design II
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Susumu Shikano.
Master course. 2 SWS. 9 ECTS-Credtis. Language: English.
Time: Tue 12 a.m. - 2 p.m. Room: A703.
The overall aim of this course is to create a deeper understanding of various statistical inference topics, which have been learned in the BA-lecture “Statistik I”.
Furthermore this course deals with maximum likelihood estimation (MLE), one of the most important statistical methods, applied in diverse political science studies. Understanding their basic idea and implementation facilitate a more conscious handling of empirical information, based on statistical models and the assumed stochastic processes.
Those who have not visited the BA-lecture “Statistik I” in Konstanz are recommended to visit the lecture parallel to this course.
King, Gary. Unifying Political Methodology: The Likelihood Theory of Statistical Inference. An Arbor: University of Michigan Press; 1998.
Gelman, Andew and Hill, Jennifer. Data Analysis using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models. Cambridge University Press; 2007.
Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology