Pre-Master Political Science Research

2019-2020

Course Objective

Planning, conducting and writing a research project in political
science, a process through which students will:
- deepen their knowledge of methods and techniques of political science
research and be able to apply these in a research project;
- further develop their ability to analyse, evaluate and interpret
political data;
- learn to apply insights of political science to topical societal
questions;
- learn to formulate and execute a clear research design, and present
their research findings into a clearly written and coherently argued
research paper.

Course Content

During period 5 (April-May) students follow several short modules in
methods and techniques in political science research, both qualitative
and quantitative methods. Throughout period 5-6 students apply these
methods with an aim to finalize their research paper. Students are
expected to pay particular attention to the collection and analysis of
data and the recording of research findings. This is an individual 3
month process of constant progress towards the end goal which is
supervised by the teacher of the course.

Teaching Methods

Workshops and individual supervisory meetings to monitor students'
progress.

Method of Assessment

Final research project, submission of multiple assignments, attendance
and participation.

Literature

To be announced on Canvas.

Target Audience

This course is intended exclusively for students of the Premaster
Political Science

Additional Information

This course is intended exclusively for students of the Premaster
Political Science

Recommended background knowledge

Students should build their knowledge on research skills and research
methods before the start of the course throughout the multiple courses
of the PM programme.

General Information

Course Code S_PMPSR
Credits 3 EC
Period P4+5+6
Course Level 0
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator N. Onopriychuk MSc
Examiner N. Onopriychuk MSc
Teaching Staff N. Onopriychuk MSc

Practical Information

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