Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Waltraud Schelkle COW 1.06
This course is compulsory on the MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is not available as an outside option.
This series of workshops and lectures offers an introduction to research methods and design for all students taking masters degrees in the European Institute. Themes discussed include: methods in the social sciences and in the humanities; common problems of research design; advice on writing coursework essays and dissertations; advice on critical reading and interpretation of texts; the logic of comparative case-studies; comparative research and an introduction to quantitative methods and data sources. Each session will consist of short lecture elements followed by group work in which students with their different backgrounds help each other to solve specific problems of research design.
4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of workshops in the MT. 4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of workshops in the LT.
A total of 4 hours of lectures in both MT and LT. Two 1.5 hour workshops in Reading week 6 of MT and LT.
Bob Hancké, Intelligent Research Design: A guide for beginning researchers in the social sciences, Oxford UP 2009.
There is no examination for this course.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2016/17: 119
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Non-credit bearing
Personal development skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills