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Research methods and techniques are fundamental to the study of Politics and International Relations. In addition, they are highly desired by employers. This course will introduce students to a number of different research techniques which they will use throughout their studies at Honours and in particular their Honours dissertation. Moreover, they will also constitute a significant part of their graduate attributes.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
This course will introduce students to a wide variety of research techniques which will be utilized at honours level in both Politics and International Relations. Students will become proficient in the areas of Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, discourse analysis, archival research and interview techniques. This will allow students to formulate and produce an individual research project proposal.
Main Learning Outcomes
A proficiency in the areas of Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, discourse analysis, archival research and interview techniques. An ability to formulate and produce an individual research project proposal.
Each of the methods detailed below will be examined in turn.
1. Quantitative Methods
2. Qualitative Methods
3. Discourse analysis
4. Archival research
5. Interview techniques
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||20||Feedback Weeks||20|
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Word count: 1000
|Assessment Weeks||17||Feedback Weeks||20|
Word count: 2500
|Assessment Weeks||12||Feedback Weeks||15|
Word count: 800
There are no assessments for this course.