This will serve as the course website for PUAD 5319, Research Methods in Public Administration, at Texas Tech University. Any major announcements will be made directly to this page or using university e-mail.
Lecture slides will be posted AFTER class to each week’s page.
Please find the course syllabus linked below:
Week One: Introduction to Research Design, Research Ethics and Developing Research Questions
Week Two: Literature Review, Conceptual Frameworks, and Theoretical Hypotheses
Week Three: Intro to the Toolbox of Methods, Measurement, and Sampling
Week Four: Qualitative & Mixed Methods Designs
Week Five: Intro to Survey Design, Quantitative Methods, Describing Variables, & Relationships
Week Six: The Fundamental Problem of Causal Inference, Potential Outcomes Model, Lab & Field Experiments
Week Seven: NO CLASS
Week Eight: Survey Experiments
Week Nine: Quasi-Experimental Design: Regression & Matching
Week Ten: Quasi-Experimental Design: Interrupted Time-Series, Difference-in-Differences and Event-Study
Week Eleven: Quasi-Experimental Design: Instrumental Variables & Regression Discontinuity