Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design
This information is for the 2023/24 session.
Prof Jonathan White CBG.7.09
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe and MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe (LSE & Sciences Po). This course is available on the MSc in European and International Public Policy, MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Bocconi), MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe, MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Fudan) and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is not available as an outside option.
This course is only available to European Institute Students.
This series of lectures and workshops offers an introduction to research methods and design for students on the MSc Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe programmes within the European Institute. Themes discussed include: methods in the social sciences and in the humanities; common problems of research design; advice on writing dissertations; advice on critical reading and interpretation of texts; an overview of comparative method and case-study research; and an introduction to discourse analysis and qualitative coding. Each session will consist of lecture elements followed by group work in which students with their different backgrounds will work together 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 Autumn Term. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of the Autumn Term.
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 2022/23: 59
Average class size 2022/23: Unavailable
Controlled access 2022/23: No
Lecture capture used 2022/23: Yes (MT)
Value: Non-credit bearing
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