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PI3069: RESEARCHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ezel Tabur

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either International Relations (IR) (Studied) or Politics (PI) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

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. 

Course Content

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

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • International Relations Joint
  • MA English-International Relations
  • MA French-International Relations(Mode B)
  • MA French-Politics(Mode B)
  • MA German-International Relations
  • MA Political Studies
  • MA Politics and International Relations
  • Politics & Int Rels Joint

Contact Teaching Time

32 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 8 - 17
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Online Test

Exam Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 20

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Quantitative Methods Assignment

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Word count: 1000

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Research Proposal

Exam Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 20

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Word count: 2500

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Research Puzzle & Research Question

Exam Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 15

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Word count: 800

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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