Courses - Research Methods and Design POLI 5100   Research Methods and Design
This course provides an overview of some of the most common qualitative research methods and designs among political scientists. Its primary objectives are two-fold: First, it aims to equip graduate students to engage with the broad political science community about methodological debates. Second, it is designed to take students through the process of developing either an MA thesis proposal or a PhD dissertation proposal in a systematic way as well as to enable students to defend their research design and methodological choices vigorously. Upon completion of the course, students will have a polished draft of their proposal that can then be refined with their supervisors.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor.
RESTRICTIONS: Must be an MA or PhD student in political science