Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Angelo Martelli, CBG.6.04
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe, MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy. 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.
This course is delivered via online and/or in-person teaching totalling a minimum of 10 hours spread across the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.
Bob Hancké, Intelligent Research Design: A guide for beginning researchers in the social sciences, Oxford UP 2009.
There is no examination for this course.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2019/20: 89
Average class size 2019/20: 90
Controlled access 2019/20: No
Value: Non-credit bearing
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