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Магистратура 2020/2021

Проектный семинар

Статус: Курс обязательный (Российские исследования/Russian Studies)
Направление: 41.04.04. Политология
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Прогр. обучения: Российские исследования
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 5

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Project Seminar is designed to teach students to conduct its own field work in the field of political science research, using qualitative methods of gathering data. Students will learn basic principles of field work, interview and expert interview. They will use theoretical knowledge to fulfill their own research project.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To teach students basic theoretical principles of the qualitative empirical research
  • To get acquainted students with principles of ethnographic research
  • To get acquainted students with principles of political ethnographic research
  • To teach students basic principles of field work: where to use it and why?
  • To teach students basic principles of conducting interviews
  • To teach students basic principles of conducting expert interviews
  • To instruct and coordinate students with their individual project in the field of political research, using the principles of political ethnography and expert interviewing
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Are able to use basic databases of qualitative data, know the leading domestic and foreign research centers, know the methodology of data collection and analysis used by these centers
  • have basic knowledge about political ethnography and where to use it
  • Are able to prepare, organize and conduct their own collection of qualitative data
  • How to conduct qualitative field work for the practical purposes in the field of political science;
  • Are able to independently prepare and conduct a qualitative research, based on interviews.
  • Are able to independently prepare and conduct a qualitative research, based on expert interviews.
  • How to write a report on expert interview
  • How to use expert interviews in the practical and academic projects
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • What are qualitative methods and why should they be used?
    Determination of qualitative methods and their place in the social sciences. "Stereotypes" against qualitative methods and their refutation. Qualitative methods in political research. Qualitative and quantitative research design: mixed-methods research.
  • Ethnographic research
    Mr. Garfinkel and appearance of ethnomethodology. Basic principles of ethnomethodology. Stages of ethnographic research. Garfinkelling and breaching experiment. Conversation analysis: general principles and expediency of use. Modern political anthropology. Ethnographic research in political science. Studying the "gray zone" of politics.
  • Work in the "field": the features of political studies
    The stages of field research. Ethical issues in the field of political study. Principles of data analysis in a qualitative political study. Select field: the problem of access and the strategy of finding informants, interaction strategy and types of the field objects. Informed consent and the problem of anonymity in qualitative research. Taking notes and writing field diaries.
  • Procedures and methods of field work: interview
    Introduction to the "qualitative" interview. Types of "qualitative" interviews. Types of interviews. Contents of the interview: what questions to ask? General rules for preparing and conducting interviews. Drawing up a good guide: consistency, types and wording of questions.
  • Procedures and methods of field work: expert interviews
    Expert interviews, information guide, problem-centered interview. Elite interview, the specifics of in- depth interviews. Fixing data in a qualitative interviews: notes, voice recorder and etc. Data processing. Transcription rules. Interviews and ethical issues in conducting interviews.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Activity during seminars
    Assessment for the second half of the course
  • non-blocking Final field project
    Assessment for the second half of the course
  • non-blocking Expert Interview Assignment
  • non-blocking Research Proposal Presentation
    Assessment for the second half of the course
  • non-blocking Test
  • non-blocking Fieldwork Assignment
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * Expert Interview Assignment + 0.3 * Fieldwork Assignment + 0.3 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research, King, G., Keohane, R. O., 1994
  • Ethnography : principles in practice, Hammersley, M., Atkinson, P., 2007
  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research
  • Handbook of ethnography, Atkinson, P., 2013
  • Market Entry Strategies for Russia : A comprehensive survey based on expert interviews Schorsch, Martin Diplomica Verlag 2009 ISBN: ISBN number:9783836664691, ISBN number:9783836614696
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Qualitative research design : an interactive approach, Maxwell, J. A., 2013
  • The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Denzin, N. K., 2011

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • DeWalt, K. M., & DeWalt, B. R. (2011). Participant Observation : A Guide for Fieldworkers (Vol. Second edition). Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=481988