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The Methods of Political Analysis field provides instruction in the methodology of Political Science research and the skills necessary for it. Experiential activities may also play a part in a methods program, with fieldwork supplementing formal coursework in some cases. Coursework parallels how research methods are applied within the department, with offerings in research design, data collection, quantitative and qualitative methodology, and formal theory, including game and complexity theory work. The department's faculty are leaders in using research methods of many kinds, applying them to problems that span other subfields in the discipline, and connecting with other departments and units at the university.