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 - 6 Oct.: Introduction + Social Biology

Week 2 - 20 Oct.: Qualitative & Mixed Approaches

Week 3 - 3 Nov.: Experiments

Week 4 - 17 Nov.: Mechanisms + Simulations

Week 5 - 8 Dec.: Patterns & Big Data

Week 6 - 5 Jan.: Networks

Week 7 - 12 Jan.: Historical Approaches + Social Ecology

Week 8 - 19 Jan.: Social Physics + Conclusion