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Бакалавриат 2020/2021

Научно-исследовательский семинар

Статус: Курс обязательный (Политология и мировая политика)
Направление: 41.03.04. Политология
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 1-4 модуль
Преподаватели: Григорьев Иван Сергеевич, Декальчук Анна Андреевна, Турченко Михаил Сергеевич
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 2

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course highlights, first of all, the scientific component of research activity, rather than pursuits to answer any substantive political questions. The first part of this course is aimed at developing skills of writing good literature review. The second part (last thirteen classes) gets students acquainted with three kinds of research strategies (case study, comparative and experimental) which are extremely in demand in contemporary political science (statistical research strategy will be considered within Quantitative Methods course).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To highlight the scientific component of research activity
  • Developing skills of writing good literature review
  • Getting students acquainted with different kinds of research strategies
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to outlines the need for resources and plan its using for solving professional problems
  • Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
  • Able to identify scientific subject
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); and depending on the target audience
  • Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes: by using political science methods and in support of practical decision making process.
  • Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Case comparison
  • Literature review
  • Case study
  • Causal mechanism
  • Process tracing
  • Mixed methods
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-Class Participation
    Individual participation in seminars and contribution to discussions, based on the mandatory and optional readings.
  • non-blocking Group project
    A literature review on the chosen topic. Each group presents part of their work throughout first half of the course. For the 7th seminar groups make powerpoint presentation of their literature reviews.
  • non-blocking Essay
    A written individual assignment of 1000-2000 words. Each student writes an essay answering a question which methods could be applied to the topic of student’s coursework and which data should be collected for that. The list of potential methods and approaches is discussed during the 2nd half of the course.
  • non-blocking Test
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Group project + 0.25 * In-Class Participation + 0.25 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences : a pluralist perspective / ed. by Donatella della Porta . (2008). Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.283822104
  • 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

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Hale, H. E. (2008). The Foundations of Ethnic Politics : Separatism of States and Nations in Eurasia and the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=234389
  • King, G., Pan, J. J., & Roberts, M. E. (2013). How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003055413000014
  • Ruben Enikolopov, Maria Petrova, & Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. (2011). Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia. American Economic Review, (7), 3253. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.7.3253
  • Thomas B. Pepinsky. (2010). Colonial Migration and the Deep Origins of Governance: Theory and Evidence from Java. Conference Papers —— American Political Science Association, 1–46. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=poh&AN=94851009
  • Trejo, G. (2012). Popular Movements in Autocracies : Religion, Repression, and Indigenous Collective Action in Mexico. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=458580
  • TURCHENKO, M. (2017). The Rise and Fall of Local Self-Government in Petrozavodsk. Demokratizatsiya, 25(2), 155–173. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=122589289
  • Vadim Volkov. (1999). Violent Entrepreneurship in Post-Communist Russia. Europe-Asia Studies, (5), 741. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668139998697