17.831 Data and Politics

Class Info

Explores the intersection between politics and data. Introduces principles and practice of data-driven methods used to understand electoral and other types of political behavior. Students use real world datasets to explore topics such as election polling and prediction, the determinants of voter turnout, how campaigns target voters, and how public opinion changes over time.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.831 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Hidalgo.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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