Topics in Quantitative Sociology

Fall 2020 ENSAE

Course outline

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.

Week 1 - 5 Oct.: Introduction + Social Biology

Week 2 - 12 Oct.: Qualitative & Mixed Approaches

Week 3 - 26 Oct.: Experiments

Week 4 - 2 Nov.: Mechanisms

Week 5 - 9 Nov.: Patterns & Big Data

Week 6 - 16 Nov.: Networks

Week 7 - 23 Nov.: Social Ecology

Week 8 - 30 Nov.: Social Physics + Conclusion