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On completion of this module you should:
• Be familiar with core terminology (jargon) in political science research;
• Understand the underlying principles of good research design in politics;
• Have a basic understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of a number of methodological approaches;
• Be able to critically evaluate the empirical basis of findings in published research;
• Be able to produce and interpret statistical visualisations;
• Appreciate the practicalities of ethics and dissemination in politics research.
What is political science research?
Paradigms in social science
Elements of a research design
Defining and measuring social science concepts
Visualising statistical data
Looking at statistical relations
Survey questions and questionnaire design
Ethics of social science research
Writing social science research
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided within 20 days from submission, as per university guidelines.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Wed 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 6||Wed 09:00 - 09:50|