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Research Methods of International Relations and Foreign Policy

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Магистерская программа "Международные отношения в Евразии", направление подготовки "Международные отношения" (Кент)
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1-3 module

Программа дисциплины

Аннотация

Students of politics ‘have not been, in general, sufficiently reflective about the nature and scope of their discipline. They just do it rather than talk about it’ (G.Stoker). Given that political scientists study people – individuals, groups, states, nations, cultures – rather than ‘things’, PO825 moves from the assumption that politics students ought to be reflective about their research. The module aims to provide an opportunity for reflection by presenting some of the key theoretical and methodological debates in politics and international relations. These debates deal with issues such as: the concept of ‘the political’ and the concept of power; the relationship between structure and agency; the causal and constitutive role of ideas and discourse; biopolitics; an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, and to research design and research ethics.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • The module is designed to guide and inspire students through their first term as an MA/PhD students by encouraging them to grasp the practical relevance of key philosophical and methodological debates in politics and international relations for identifying new research questions and different ways of approaching them, and to think about the philosophical underpinnings of particular research methods, the relationship between methodology and conceptual analysis and the appropriate ways to incorporate these into research design
Результаты освоения дисциплины

Результаты освоения дисциплины

  • Able to master new research methods and to adjust the academic and business profile of his work
  • Able to apply modern information techniques and software to establish the goals and resolve the problems of professional activity
  • Able to critically analyze issues in the professional sphere systemically and to develop a strategy for their solution
  • Able to develop a concept of a research project, formulate the goals, expected results and the possibilities of the practical application of results
  • Able to develop proposals and strategies to carry out applied research and consulting projects
  • use different data, apply different analysis methods in public policy & human rights research and monitoring.
  • the core questions associated with the choice of the research method applied to public policy & human rights issues investigation;
  • summarize, compare and interpret data obtained from the monitoring or other research methods; compose a report on research or monitoring results and suggest recommendations for policymakers
  • use different data, apply different analysis methods in the public policy & human rights research and monitoring
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • The Political
  • Power
  • Agency and Structure
  • Idealism and Materialism
  • Biopolitics
  • The Research Process, Research Design and Ethics
  • Positivism, scientific realism and causality in political science
  • Large-n (quantitative) Analysis
  • Small-n Comparative Analysis
  • Case Study Analysis and Mixed methods
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • Group essay (неблокирующий)
  • Individual essay (неблокирующий)
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (3 модуль)
    0.5 * Group essay + 0.5 * Individual essay
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • Dissertation Solutions : A Concise Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Surviving the Dissertation Process Axelrod, Bradley; Windell, James R&L Education 2012
  • Little, Todd D. (ed.) (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods. Volume 2: Statistical Analysis, Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199934898.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199934898
  • Teaching Quantitative Methods : Getting the Basics Right Payne, Geoff; Williams, Malcolm SAGE Publications 2011

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Hegde, D. S. (2015). Essays on Research Methodology. New Delhi: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1001250