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APSA Short Courses
- Creating Powerful and Effective Graphic Displays, William Jacoby
This short course will cover methods for producing visual displays of quantitative information, using the Lattice package within the R statistical computing environment.
The session will begin with a brief discussion of the principles underlying effective graphical displays and a tour of some specific graphical methods for univariate, bivariate, and multivariate data.
But, most of the course will be devoted to the R functions for reading data and constructing various kinds of graphs
(including histograms, smoothed histograms, dot plots, scatterplots, and trellis displays).
We also will cover many “tips and tricks” for customizing graphs to fit specific data analysis situations.
- Applied Political Network Analysis, Paul Thurner
This course introduces to the practice of political network analysis.
Contrary to most introductions to social network analysis, all empirical examples will be drawn from political science contexts: bureaucratic networks, networks of political communication,
co-membership in committees and organizations, contract networks, trade flows, etc.
Special attention will be given to the analysis of within-governmental and transgovernmental networks of ministerial bureaucracies.