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Students Learn Research Methods & Skills for Political Jobs

October 22, 2019 — This fall, Rutgers undergraduate students are learning about political science research methods under the instruction of Dr. Ashley Koning, who is both a public opinion scholar and survey researcher. Koning, who teaches Introduction to Political Science Methods, is an assistant research professor and director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. The course, offered by the Department of Political Science, helps students develop fundamental quantitative reasoning and applied research skills.

“We use real world examples from the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and from every election cycle to understand how quantitative data affects everyday life and the role that it plays not just in the theoretical world of political science but also in the practical world of politics,” said Dr. Koning.

In addition to preparing students for real world jobs in politics, marketing, public relations, and business, the class gives students the skills and experience necessary to pursue research opportunities, succeed in graduate school, and be educated data consumers.

Learn more about courses that are offered by Eagleton faculty and how students can get involved with the Institute.