Fall 2023 - POL 200W D100
Investigating Politics: Research Design and Qualitative Methods (4)
Class Number: 3824
Delivery Method: In Person
Introduces different aspects of research design in political science, as well as different qualitative research techniques and the epistemological perspectives that inform them. Introduces important analytical and conceptual skills necessary to understand and evaluate political science research. Students with credit for POL 200 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.
This course introduces students to the foundations of empirical research in political science. Much of the course focuses on knowledge and skill-building that are applicable to both quantitative and qualitative research. The final portion emphasizes specific qualitative data collection and analytical techniques. The objective is to help students become critical consumers and practitioners of social science research. There is no final exam for this course.
- Quality of Tutorial Participation 10%
- Online Multiple-Choice Quizzes 5%
- In-Class Test 25%
- Three Short Assignments 60%
The instructor will select journal articles and book chapters for posting to Canvas.
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