Students will gain an understanding of survey design, big data, data analysis and interpretation, and the use of data in political campaigns. Students will combine the tools of data science with an understanding of public opinion to study citizen behaviour and craft political strategies. Greater insight into how data can be used in politics is provided with guest lectures by speakers from politics, media and strategic consulting.
1 x 3hr seminar per week
1x2500 Campaign Memo (50%), 1x1000 Campaign Memo Plan (20%), 1x5 min Group Project - Video Pitch (10%), 1x500wd Group Project - Survey Design (10%), Participation (10%)