Gary King is the “Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University — one of 25 with Harvard’s most distinguished faculty title — and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. King develops and applies empirical methods in many areas of social science, focusing on innovations that span the range from statistical theory to practical application” (from Gary King’s bio).
As of two days ago, Dr. King has publicly released the set of lectures assigned in his Gov2001 (“Quantitative Social Science Methods”) course at Harvard University. The course is the first that is taken by incoming Harvard Government PhD candidates, and some share of graduates and undergraduates in a variety of programs also take the course. It covers political methodology and provides students with the tools to do high quality scholarly research. To read more about the course and to see the learning outcomes, check out Harvard’s online description of Gov2001.
19 lectures were released, each about an hour long. This is a great opportunity for incoming social scientists to familiarize themselves with quantitative methods, or for others to brush up on their methods skills. The whole playlist can be found by clicking here. The first in the playlist is embedded below: