Research Design in a Quantitative Perspective

Master seminar, Lucerne University, 2019

In this seminar the students are guided through some of the most fundamental social science methods: the comparative, the statistical, and the experimental method. Class discussions develops around the key topics of inference and measurement, to let students appreciate the full potential of quantitative methods for descriptive, predictive and causal inference. Key problems such as endogeneity, measurement error, and selection bias are also presented and discussed. The course includes applied sessions where students can familiarize with statistical methods using R.