- Halperin, Sandra & Oliver Heath (2012) Political Research - Methods and Practical Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Jackson, Patrick Thaddeus (2016) The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics (Second edition). Abingdon: Routledge [FIRST EDITION AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA MAU LIBRARY]
- Roselle, Laura and Sharon Spray (2011) Research and Writing in International Relations (Second edition). London: Pearson
- Additional material of up to 300 pages
Political Science: Research Design and Methods
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The course is preparatory for the thesis and focuses on the appropriate use of theory and methods in writing a masters thesis. The course pays particular attention to developing their ability to read research literature and to conduct an advanced literature review. It is designed to help train students as both researchers in academia, as well as in other fields of professional life. The course content includes critical discussions of research in the field of global political studies as well as techniques of communicating social science research issues.
23.5 credits within the programme Political Science: Global Politics and Societal Change, Master’s Programme (One-Year) or within the programme Political Science: Global Politics and Societal Change, Master’s Programme
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