Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2022



Course Number

DIPL 6310

Course Description

This class is intended to accomplish two goals. First, this is a class for you to develop tools to pose questions and answer them in a social scientific fashion. Second, as this class is an essential prerequisite to DIPL 6311, you will finish this class having developed a template for that project.

To accomplish this first goal, we will spend the bulk of class time on understanding both qualitative and quantitative research. The second goal is one of application, as you will use insights picked up throughout the class to produce a research design of your own for use in DIPL 6311.

This is a class that involves thinking in new and unaccustomed ways. And that’s okay. We can do this. The second part of the course involves a great deal of math, but it is my goal to communicate this intuitively, and we will have lots of practice in doing this. Rest assured that I am here to help.