Social and Political Attitudes
- The aim of the course is to give the students the theoretical and methodological knowledge of the nature of social and political attitudes and the main approaches to their analysis. Students will also learn the most useful statistical methods to analyze the attitudes in the comparative perspective
- Able to analyze empirical data (political, economic and sociological research) using modern qualitative and quantitative methods and using appropriate software
- Able to use modern empirical databases (including foreign ones) in scientific and project activities, independently create databases for the implementation of research and practical tasks
- Able to develop the design of scientific and applied research, including that carried out by a team, based on modern methodologies of political science and general scientific approaches
- Able to use the current results of scientific research in political science and related disciplines, develop applications of political science for solving practical problems of professional activity
- Social and political attitudes: introduction
- Transformation of Russia 1982--2017, WVS data
- Modernization and religion in the West and in the rest of the world
- From love to hate: Russia and the USA after 1991
- Attitudes to the institutions of the EU
- Data on attitudes
- Ethnic discrimination
- Conservatism and ethnic discrimination
- Own project presentation
- in-class activitiesActivity in the class during seminars: students are expected to ask meaningful questions and participate in group discussions. Attendance of classes as such doesn't count as activity.
- PerusallStudents will be assigned all the reading in Perusall. They have to read the texts and leave certain number of comments there
- ProjectsAt the beginning of the course, students will be given 4 tasks, and will have to choose two of them. These tasks have to be submitted 2 weeks before the session in December. These tasks are small full-cycle projects on attitudes, which require developing a framework, choosing a fitting methodology and conducting some data analysis.
- final examAt the end of the course, students will have to submit a research proposal for a project on attitudes. They will have to make a presentation first, and then submit the text.
- 2022/2023 2nd module0.2 * Perusall + 0.3 * final exam + 0.4 * Projects + 0.1 * in-class activities
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- Stowell, S. (2014). Using R for Statistics. Berkeley, CA: Apress. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1174344
- Upton, G. J. G. (2016). Categorical Data Analysis by Example. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1402878
- Little, T. D. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods. Oxford University Press.