The following table lists the GSIs for this course, as well as the sections they teach, the locations of those sections, and the GSI’s e-mail addresses. ANYONE missing either of the first two meetings of their section WILL be DROPPED from the course to make room for students on the waitlist. Priority for getting into the class from the waitlist will be given to graduating senior majors in political science, graduating seniors in majors that require PS 3, and then junior majors. Within these groups, the order will proceed in the order of the waitlist.
IF YOU ARE TRYING TO ADD THIS COURSE: Attend any and all sections that you can for at least the first week. If you are still balancing other parts of your schedule, you should, at a minimum, email the GSIs for the sections that you could possibly make.
Tu 2- 3:30p
January 17, 19—Introduction and Overview
Janet Buttolph Johnson, Richard Joslyn, and H.T. Reynolds, Political Science Research Methods, 4th Edition, CQ Press, 2001, pages 1-36.
Henry E. Brady, Michael Herron, Walter Mebane, Jasjeet Sekhon, Kenneth Shotts, and Jonathan Wand, “Law and Data: The Butterfly Ballot Episode,” PS: Political Science and Politics 34:1 (March 2001), pages 59-69.
Henry E. Brady, “Postponing the California Recall to Protect Voting Rights,” PS: Political Science and Politics 37:1 (January 2004), pages 27-32.
PART 1: Theory—Evaluation and Generation
January 24 – Induction
Earl Babbie, The Practice of Social Research, 8th Edition, Wadsworth Publishing, 1998, pages 35-36 and 63-64.
Dennis C. Mueller, Public Choice, Cambridge University Press, 1979, pages 38-49.
January 26 – Deduction and the Spatial Model
Anthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Democracy, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957, pages 21-35.
Donald Green and Ian Shapiro, Pathologies of Rational Choice, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994, pages 151-153.
Steven J. Brams, Rational Politics, Chapter 3, pages 25-52 (but pages 44-49 are optional).