GOVT 6122

GOVT 6122

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Social science research almost always combines empirical observation (data), the construction of concepts (language), and the logical analysis of the relations between observations and concepts (statistics).  This course examines the relations between these three dimensions as the analyst moves from one to the other both as practice and in the crafting of a formal summary of findings and argument. We will be particularly interested in the foundational assumptions that underpin the connections between empirical reality, language, and statistical analysis. While these foundational assumptions are often taken for granted by social scientists, they vary dramatically between social science disciplines.  The implicit contradiction between that variance and their doxic acceptance within disciplines will be a primary focus of the course.

When Offered Spring.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECON 6910PHIL 6922

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16702GOVT 6122  SEM 101

    • TWhite Hall 104
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Bensel, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.