Research Seminar "Public Policy Analysis"
- To familiarize students with the research and analysis methods, to introduce them the rules of drafting and developing of academic research texts of various genres clarifying the language peculiarities of academic writing
- To develop professional skills and competences required for the preparation of master's theses, academic papers, reviews, etc. on public policy & human rights issues
- To examine and discuss in the class the academic literature on the subject of the seminar, to help students choose proper academic references and data sources for their master's theses
- To teach students the techniques and skills of scientific analysis of empirical data needed for their further professional activities
- To know the requirements to the content and drafting of academic and applied research
- Be able to summarize, compare and interpret data obtained from monitoring or other research methods
- Be able to develop the program of the research in the field of public policy & human rights
- Be able to use different data, apply different analysis methods in the public policy & human rights research and monitoring
- Know how to draft and present in public the results of the academic research in the field of public policy & human rights
- Introduction to Master’s Thesis preparationStandards and requirements of master's level research. How to develop your topic, plan the schedule of preparations and work on the text.
- Research topicsWhy comparative part is so important and how to narrow down your research focus?
- Research proposals discussionGroup and individual consultations on preparations of reserach proposal for master's thesis
- Organizing and planning research internshipHow to utilize your reserach internship in a most effective way and where to search for an internship position?
- Progress reports and individual consultationsFinal step in the development of master's thesis - we will discus current progress of students' research and resolve possible issues
- First draft of a masters's thesis
- Active participation in class
- Literature review
- Pre-defense and defense of internship's resultsDue to COVID19 situation, this year's pre-defenses will be held in online format. We will use Zoom for videoconferences, students will be provided with a link to join the conference and must paticipate in accordance with the schedule announced by the study office. Students need to make sure that their Internet connection is stable enough to have a videoconference. The commision will tolerate disconnects, but a student must return to a conference in not more than 3 minutes. If connection problems persists, the commision will consider a possibility to reschedule the defense for a student. Reexaminations will be held in a standard for such kind of control form.
- Research proposal
- Progress report MA thesis
- Interim assessment (1 module)0.2 * Active participation in class + 0.3 * Literature review + 0.5 * Research proposal
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.3 * First draft of a masters's thesis + 0.5 * Pre-defense and defense of internship's results + 0.2 * Progress report MA thesis
- Goodin, R., Moran, M., & Rein, M. (2015). The Oxford handbook of public policy. Australia, Australia/Oceania: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.3A27B9A0
- Peters, B. G. (2013). Strategies for Comparative Research in Political Science. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1522713
- Boys, J. D., & Keating, M. F. (2009). The Policy Brief: Building Practical and Academic Skills in International Relations and Political Science. Politics, 29(3), 201–208. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9256.2009.01356.x
- Pennings, P. (2006). Doing research in political science : [an introduction to comparative methods and statistics] / Paul Pennings; Hans Keman and Jan Kleinnijenhuis. London [u.a.]: Sage. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.120331470
- Vissoci, J. R. N., Rodrigues, C. G., de Andrade, L., Santana, J. E., Zaveri, A., & Pietrobon, R. (2013). A Framework for Reproducible, Interactive Research: Application to health and social sciences. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsarx&AN=edsarx.1304.5688
- Wood, M. (2014). Building Bridges: What do Policymakers Really Want from Academics? A Reply. Politics, 34(3), 306–308. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9256.12065