Advanced Statistics (BA) (in German)
14. September 2021
Much of political science involves statistical modeling. For example, we have an outcome (e.g., social spending) and try to explain it using a set of predictor variables (e.g., left party strength). Of all statistical models, linear regression analysis remains the workhorse of political science. In this module, students learn about this model and its extensions. Emphasis is placed on formulating models, programming them in R, diagnosing assumptions, and interpreting and communicating results. Practical examples will be used throughout the course.