Siegel's research uses social media data, network analysis, and experiments—in addition to more traditional data sources—to study mass and elite political behavior in the Arab World and other comparative contexts.
computational social science, text as data, middle east politics, comparative politics, political behavior
PSCI 2075 - Quantitative Research Methods
Fall 2020 / Spring 2022
Introduces quantitative research methods used in political science. Focuses on basic tools of analysis: data collection, processing, and evaluation, with special attention to survey techniques. Includes elite and case study analysis; aggregate, cluster, and content analysis; and the use of computers in political research.
PSCI 3122 - Authoritarianism in the Digital Age
Introduces students to cutting edge research on how changes in information communication technologies (ICTs) have shaped politics in authoritarian regimes. Drawing on longstanding theories in the comparative politics literature, students will learn how governments, citizens, and non state actors use digital technologies to achieve their goals. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2012.
PSCI 4028 - Special Topics
Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Offers subjects not covered by existing courses. Offered when the department approves a special topic. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours for different topics.
PSCI 7108 - Special Topics
Various topics not normally offered in the curriculum. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.