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Bachelor 2018/2019

Research Seminar "Writing a Research Paper"

Area of studies: International Relations
When: 3 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Instructors: Dmitry Novikov
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is dedicated to mastering the skills of academic research. Students will be taught how to use social scientific methods in order to conduct research in various contexts related to international affairs. Furthermore, course leads to development of written argumentation skills
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to develop advanced competency in research methods and academic writing
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Mastering the skills of academic research
  • Using social scientific methods to conduct research in various contexts related to international affairs
  • Development of written argumentation skills
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Defining the research question
    Research design Research and methodological skills Selection of sources Academic writing Argumentation skills Scientific analysis Presentation and defense of academic work
  • Research design and methods
  • Research writing
  • Hypothesis and theory
  • Preparation for defense
  • Academic argumentation
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking seminar participation and class tasks
  • non-blocking reading and quizzes
  • non-blocking group project
  • non-blocking - Presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * - Presentation + 0.2 * group project + 0.25 * reading and quizzes + 0.25 * seminar participation and class tasks
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Boso, À. (2006). KING, Gary; KEOHANE, Robert; VERBA, Sidney. Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrac&AN=edsrac.52780
  • Van Evera, S. (DE-588)133410056, (DE-576)17898163X. (1997). Guide to methods for students of political science / Stephen Van Evera. Ithaca, NY [u.a.]: Cornell University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.06850358X

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ivan Nikolaevich Timofeyev. (2015). Formal Research Methods in Political Science and Comparative Politics: The Prospects of MGIMO-University Political Science School. Sravnitelʹnaâ Politika, (1), 121. https://doi.org/10.18611/2221-3279-2010-1-1-121-129
  • Resources and Applied Methods in International Relations edited by Guillaume Devin. (2018). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.495041637