Special Topics: Elections and Forecasting (QTM 385)

Location: Emory University, PAIS 250

Time: Wednesdays 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Semester: Fall 2022


This Fall, we anticipate the midterm election season. This course will go through the basic theory of elections, teach precinct analysis in Georgia, and then use real data to forecast national and local elections. Additionally, students will learn forecasting and GIS skills in an applied environment. We will also hold an election watch where project groups compete to see who forecasted the results the most accurately. Knowledge of R is required for this course.


Upper level course for college juniors and seniors.


Students will understand how elections work in the U.S., how campaigns view voters, and how to forecast elections

Course Materials

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