Academic Catalog

PSIR309 RESEARCH METHODS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE

Course Code: 3540309
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Political Science And International Relations
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This is a level 4 course which will look at a wide variety of methods for researching politics in the contemporary world. Although the first sessions will look at some general and theoretical issues of research methodology, subsequent sessions will tend to be more practical and concentrate on issues directly related to carrying out research projects using the different methodologies. They will deal with the use of different research methodologies, their appropriateness for investigating particular issues, and the analysis and assessment of different types of data. The final sessions will look at ideas on how to design and write up a piece of research and present these ideas to an audience.