Foundations of Social Research 2
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Dr Jouni Kuha (MY452), Dr. Paul Mitchell (MY400), and Dr. Jen Tarr (MY421)
For MSc Political Theory (Research); MSc Comparative Politics (Research); MSc Public Policy and Administration (Research); MSc Regulation (Research); MSc Social Policy (Research); MSc International Relations (Research); MSc International Political Economy (Research) and where programme regulations indicate applicable.
This programme is designed to give students a good introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods and to acquaint them with the strengths and limits of different methodologies. The course has three main components:
1. MY452M Applied Regression Analysis
2. MY400 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design
3. MY421 Qualitative Research Methods.
See separate course outlines above.
Examination is by two pieces of assessed coursework (c.3000 words each) (67%) due early in LT and two two-hour papers in the ST (33%). Students registered on this course will take exam papers MY4M2a (based on the MY453 syllabus) and assessed coursework covering MY400 (c.3000 words) and MY421 (c.3000 words) portion of the course.