Introduction to Teaching Undergraduate Political Methodology
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This chapter offers a brief discussion of recent literature on the scope and methods course and the results of a national survey of political science methods instructors. Survey results indicate that there is a large degree of agreement regarding when a political science research methods course should be taught, to whom, what it should be called, and what types of assignments it should include. Though there is greater variability regarding the specific topics to include and the reading materials to assign, enough overlap exists that some meaningful conclusions can be drawn regarding the design and structure of an undergraduate methods course.

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