Donald M. Gooch Web

DONALD M. GOOCH
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Arkansas Tech University

Donald M. Gooch Web


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POLS 2513 RESEARCH METHODS





CLASSROOM & TIME 11:00am - 12:20pm TR Ross Pendergraft Library 331
OFFICE HOURS-- CHECK MAIN PAGE



IMPORTANT NOTICES!!!!!!!
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The Suggested Text on Writing in Political Science is available on 24hr Reserve at the Library.

SEPTEMBER 27TH
Final draft of Paper #1 is due Tuesday, October 9th in class.

Our Midterm examination is currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th.
This means that we most likely will not include the "Writing the Research Report" section on the midterm.



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ASSIGNMENTS
Research Methods: PAPER 1
Research Methods: PAPER 2


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
Research Methods: SYLLABUS
APSA STYLE GUIDE 1: Basics
APSA STYLE GUIDE 2: Print & Electronic Resources
APSA STYLE GUIDE 3: Citations
WRITING ADVICE


LECTURES
RM: INTRODUCTION
RM: OPERATIONALIZATION & MEASUREMENT
RM: RELIABILITY & VALIDITY
RM: RESEARCH DESIGN
RM: RESEARCH ETHICS
RM: SAMPLING
RM: SURVEY RESEARCH
RM: Content Analysis
RM: Research Report
RM: Central Tendency & Dispersion
RM: Aggregate Data
RM: Data Presentation
RM: Measures of Association

IMPORTANT LINKS:
United States Government Webportal
The Gallup Poll
Real Clear Politics
The Polling Report


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