Quantitative Methods Across the Social Sciences

University of Michigan - This graduate-level course takes a broad look at quantitative data collection and analysis techniques used across the social sciences.  Each week, we explore a specific technique (or a related set of techniques) to understand how the technique is used in practice, the assumptions that underlie its use,…

Social Media and Politics

University of Michigan - Today social media have become an integral part of the political process.  Candidates tweet to constituents and political revolutions are organized on Facebook.  But what kind of a change does social media represent?  Or is it a change at all? Social media might just be the…