Political Science (Public Opinion) OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Course by MIT Studying Public Opinion in the U.S.

Published Feb 23, 2009

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Expand your knowledge of political behavior in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) titled 'Political Science: Public Opinion'. The original graduate-level course looked at social science research and theories on public opinion and attitude. The course was designed for students seeking their master's degree in Political Science.

Special Graduate Topic in Political Science (Public Opinion): Course Specifics

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Special Graduate Topic in Political Science (Public Opinion): Course Description

What factors shape and influence political attitudes? The original 'Political Science: Public Opinion' lecture course answered this question by examining the theories, methods and research that have been applied to the study of political behavior. Taught by Professor Adam Berinsky, the course was for students of Political Science seeking their master's degree. The goal of this course was to analyze, conceptualize and develop methodologies for political science research. Political opinions in the U.S. and the methods taken to measure participation in the political system were a focal point of the course. A critical approach was taken to analyze the literature that has been produced on this topic.

This free OpenCourseWare includes a detailed reading list and assignment questions available online for free. If you're interested in 'Political Science: Public Opinion', visit the public opinion and political science course page.

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