Научно-исследовательский семинар "Анализ данных для государства и общества"
- The aim is to make students able to read and critically discuss articles from the field of social, political studies and big data analysis, and conduct empirical research using different sources of data
- Able to work with modern scientific literature (including literature in English), analyze the state and development trends of political science
- Able to independently prepare summarizing analytical materials (reviews, notes, reports, reports, recommendations, etc.) and proposals for decision-makers in the political sphere
- Able to improve and develop his intellectual and cultural level, build a trajectory of professional development and career
- Able to analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in the course of professional activity, if necessary, fill in and synthesize the missing information
- Able to search for information and solve problems of professional activity using modern information and communication technologies and software
- Able to independently build strategies for presenting the results of their professional activities, including in a public format, based on the selection of appropriate information and communication technologies and information dissemination channels
- Introduction to analytical sociology and political scienceBasic principles of analytical sociology. Key authors in the field
- Sources of (big data); quality of dataTypology of data sources. Principles of data collection. (Big) data qualityassessment
- Literature review: basic principles and search for the articlesBasic principles. Logic of literature review. Sources of literature
- Operationalization of theoretical concepts and measurementOperationalization. Measurement principles in social science
- Research designTypology of research designs. Most common research designs
- Particular examples from social and political scienceParticular examples of studies actual for the students’ research
- In-class assignmentsIn-class assignments grade will be calculated as an average score for all types of written activities during the seminars.
- Participation in class discussions
- Presentation of the individual projectPresentation of the individual project includes final presentation on the topic of student’s course work and should represent a solid presentation of research framework, literature review, data description, data analysis and main conclusions.
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.3 * In-class assignments + 0.4 * Participation in class discussions + 0.3 * Presentation of the individual project
- Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, & David Collier. (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology. OUP Oxford.
- Keating, M., & Della Porta, D. (2008). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences : A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge University Press.
- Manzo, G. (2014). Analytical Sociology : Actions and Networks. Hoboken: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=714658