METHODOLOGY OF POLITICAL RESEARCH

Academic Year 2019/2020 - 1° Year

Course Structure

The Course acquaints students with basic knowledge about the scientific study of politics. The goal is to let the student learn how to write research papers and the dissertation work.

To gain the Course credits and final mark the student will write a ‘research proposal’ on a topic of her/his interest.


Detailed Course Content

21 March - Session 1 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 1 (What is a Research Paper)

4 April - Session 2 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 2 (The research Question)

18 April - Session 3 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 3 (The scholarly debate)

2 May - Session 4 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 4 (The literature review)

9 May - Session 5 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 5 (Theory & Hipotheses)

16 May - Session 6 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 6 (The writing-thinking spiral)

23 May - Session 7 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 7 (The research design)

30 May - Session 8 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 8 (Methos)

6 June - Session 9 Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press, Chap. 9 (The final touch)


Textbook Information

The course book is Baglione Lisa A. (2015), Writing a research paper in Political Science, Sage/CQ Press.