Topics in Quantitative Sociology
Fall 2020 ENSAE
The course is organized around eight 3-hour sessions (15:15-18:30) that walk you through as many and more different research topics and methods.
The structure of each session is the following. I provide an overview of a particular topic and its methods (e.g., experiments) and present and submit for discussion with the class applied research paper examples for which some students prepare via written commentaries. The session ends with a series of short student presentations of applied papers.
Week 1 - 4 Oct.: Introduction + Social Biology
Week 2 - 11 Oct.: Qualitative & Mixed Approaches
Week 3 - 25 Oct.: Experiments
Week 4 - 8 Nov.: Mechanisms
Week 5 - 15 Nov.: Patterns & Big Data
Week 6 - 22 Nov.: Networks
Week 7 - 29 Nov.: Social Ecology
Week 8 - 6 Dec.: Social Physics + Conclusion