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Бакалавриат 2017/2018

Научно-исследовательский семинар

Статус: Курс обязательный (Политология и мировая политика)
Направление: 41.03.04. Политология
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 2-4 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course aims to introduce students to the main concepts and rules of scientific activity as well as to base techniques political scientists use to being prepared study politics. This course highlights, first of all, the science component of research activity, rather than it pursuits to answer any substantive political questions. Of course, during the classes, there will be considered real examples of research literature (articles mostly), albeit not for the sake of substantive critics, but rather for the better understanding of how researches in political science are usually done.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce students to the main concepts and rules of scientific activity
  • To base techniques political scientists use to being prepared study politics
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • knows and understands the basic research concepts and is able to distinguish between different genres of academic literature
  • knows what are the specific features of a literature review and is able to search relevant books and articles for their own research projects
  • recognizes the main rules of an academic activity concerning the public talks (including both presentations in the classroom and conference presentations), ways of citing, and the lack of tolerance for plagiarism and any other form of ethics violence in academia
  • is aware of main components of a research work
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Communication Rules in Academia
  • The Essence of Scientific Research
  • Genres of Scientific Texts
  • The Structure of Scientific Research
  • Preparing the Literature Review
  • Professional Ethics
  • Principles of the Public Talk
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final exam
    The final exam is a written test that consists of questions and topics discussed during the seminars
  • non-blocking Seminar participation
    Participation in discussions and debates, preparing presentations and public talks
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.35 * Final exam + 0.65 * Seminar participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Gel’man, V., & Starodubtsev, A. (2016). Opportunities and Constraints of Authoritarian Modernisation: Russian Policy Reforms in the 2000s. Europe-Asia Studies, 68(1), 97–117. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2015.1113232
  • Sandoval, I. S. (2016). Understanding Political Science Research Methods: The Challenge of Inference. Political Studies Review, 14(3), 451. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929916655062

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Berry, R. (2004). The Research Project : How to Write It, Edition 5 (Vol. 5th ed). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=111419
  • Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2008). The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Vol. 3rd ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=272563
  • Lijphart, A. (1971). Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method. American Political Science Review, (03), 682. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.apsrev.v65y1971i03p682.693.13
  • Oliver, P. (2010). The Student’s Guide to Research Ethics (Vol. 2nd ed). Maidenhead, Berkshire, England: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=466502
  • Phillips, E., & Pugh, D. S. (2010). How to Get a PhD : A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors (Vol. 5th ed., revised and updated). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=353653
  • Spirova, M. (2007). Political Parties in Post-Communist Societies : Formation, Persistence, and Change (Vol. 1st ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=509678