- This course highlights, first of all, the scientific component of research activity, rather than pursuits to answer any substantive political questions
- Able to identify scientific subject
- Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
- Able to outlines the need for resources and plan its using for solving professional problems
- get understanding of which methods are more relevant for a particular kind of a research strategy
- Introduction to the CourseIntroduction to the Course. Scientific problem and social problem
- Literature reviewGood literature review as a part of research. How to find relevant works? Mapping debate.
- Comparative Research StrategyCase-oriented and variable-oriented studies
- Experimental Research StrategyThe most 'scientific' design. How is it possible in political science? Lab experiment and field experiment. Natural experiment as a possible substitute.
- seminar participation
- written testThe written test will be conducted after first seven seminars. This test will include both closed- and open-ended types of questions which will cover the content of first seven classes.
- final examThe final exam is a written test that consists of questions and topics discussed during the seminars.
- Interim assessment (3 module)The cumulative grade is calculated by the following formula: 0.65 * a grade for the seminar participation + 0.35 * a grade for the written test. The final grade for this course is calculated as follows: • 65% for the cumulative grade; • 35% for the final exam.
- Adam Przeworski, & Fernando Limongi. (1993). Political Regimes and Economic Growth. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5AF72A4C
- 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
- 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