Module #1: Course Introduction and the Scientific Study of Politics
- Smith, Rogers M. 2002. “Should We Make Political Science More of a Science or More about Politics?” PS: Political Science and Politics 35: 199-201.
Module #2: Building Theories
- Putnam, Robert P. 1995. “Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America.” PS: Political Science and Politics 28: 664-683.
- Teodoro, Manuel P. and Jon R. Bond. 2017. “Presidents, Baseball, and Wins above Expectations: What Can Sabermetrics Tell Us about Presidential Success?” PS: Political Science and Politics 50: 339-346.
Module #3: Causality and Research Design
- Curry, James M. 2017. “In-Depth Qualitative Research and the Study of American Political Institutions.” PS: Political Science and Politics 50: 114-120.
- Lemieux, Scott E. 2017. “Judicial Supremacy, Judicial Power, and the Finality of Constitutional Rulings.” Perspectives on Politics 15: 1067-1081.
Topic #4: Measurement Challenges
- Rottinghaus, Brandon and Justin S. Vaughn. 2017. “Presidential Greatness and Political Science: Assessing the 2014 APSA Presidents and Executive Politics Section Presidential Greatness Survey.” PS: Political Science and Politics 50: 824-831.
Topic #7: Multivariate Regression Models
- Atkinson, Matthew D. and Darin DeWitt. 2017. “Snubbing Seth Rogen: Does Celebrity Testimony Increase Congressional Hearing Attendance?” PS: Political Science and Politics 50: 354-358.