431182U031

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NameAdvanced Political Analysis: Designing and Conducting Political Analysis
ECTS20
Language Engelsk
Course levelKandidat
Department Institut for Statskundskab
EducationNone
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Course code431182U031
Teacher<a href="http://au.dk/da/derek@ps.au.dk">Derek Beach</a>, <a href="http://au.dk/da/gitte@ps.au.dk">Gitte Sommer Harrits</a> and <a href="http://au.dk/da/h.seeberg@ps.au.dk">Henrik Bech Seeberg</a>
Course type Ordinær
Year2018
FacultyAarhus BSS
Course catalogue id85121
PeriodEfterårssemester
LocationAarhus
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<p>This course introduces students to the craft of designing and conducting empirical research in Political Science. The premise of the course is that the successful researcher is characterised by the ability to reflect upon and pick the appropriate tools given the research problem at hand. In this way, any successful research endeavour begins by asking an important research question, conceptualising the relevant phenomena and then utilising that (or those) methodological approach(es) which provide the most sound and interesting answers to the question.</p> <p>The focus of the course is on both research design and techniques for analysing data. Hence, it covers the initial and fundamental steps of any research process: How to ask important research questions? How to connect theory and propositions? How to choose an appropriate research design? How to conceptualise and operationalise theoretical constructs? How to perform different types of analysis? And how to interpret results and discuss the validity of these results?</p> <p>During the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and key concepts within Political Science, and the key elements in formulating research questions are discussed. Further, the course introduces three major research frameworks and methodological approaches to the conduct of empirical political science: (1) the variable-oriented framework (e.g. experiments and statistical analysis using regression), (2) the case-oriented framework (e.g. configurational comparisons and process-tracing) and (3) the interpretive framework (e.g., hermeneutic and discourse analysis).</p> The course will both introduce the differences between these approaches and emphasise to what extent they share common sets of criteria for good research. Also, different methods and techniques for analysis within each of the approaches will be introduced. The focus is on how and when to utilise each approach, method and technique most efficiently in practical research endeavours. Key messages of the course will be (1) that each approach, method and technique have both strengths and weaknesses and, therefore, are suited for tackling different types of research problems and (2) that many approaches are complementary in practical research endeavors. As a consequence, some research questions are best approached from a mixed methods perspective combining a variety of research designs and approaches.

NameAdvanced Political Analysis: Designing and Conducting Political Analysis
ECTS20
Language Engelsk
Course levelKandidat
Department Institut for Statskundskab
EducationNone
Related educations
Course code431182U031
TeacherMathilde Cecchini and Rasmus Skytte
Course type Ordinær
Year2019
FacultyAarhus BSS
Course catalogue id93965
PeriodEfterårssemester
LocationAarhus
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Description of qualifications:

<p>This course introduces students to the craft of designing and conducting empirical research in Political Science. The premise of the course is that the successful researcher is characterised by the ability to reflect upon and pick the appropriate tools given the research problem at hand. In this way, any successful research endeavour begins by asking an important research question, conceptualising the relevant phenomena and then utilising that (or those) methodological approach(es) which provide the most sound and interesting answers to the question.</p> <p>The focus of the course is on both research design and techniques for analysing data. Hence, it covers the initial and fundamental steps of any research process: How to ask important research questions? How to connect theory and propositions? How to choose an appropriate research design? How to conceptualise and operationalise theoretical constructs? How to perform different types of analysis? And how to interpret results and discuss the validity of these results?</p> <p>During the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and key concepts within Political Science, and the key elements in formulating research questions are discussed. Further, the course introduces three major research frameworks and methodological approaches to the conduct of empirical political science: (1) the variable-oriented framework (e.g. experiments and statistical analysis using regression), (2) the case-oriented framework (e.g. configurational comparisons and process-tracing) and (3) the interpretive framework (e.g., hermeneutic and discourse analysis).</p> The course will both introduce the differences between these approaches and emphasise to what extent they share common sets of criteria for good research. Also, different methods and techniques for analysis within each of the approaches will be introduced. The focus is on how and when to utilise each approach, method and technique most efficiently in practical research endeavours. Key messages of the course will be (1) that each approach, method and technique have both strengths and weaknesses and, therefore, are suited for tackling different types of research problems and (2) that many approaches are complementary in practical research endeavors. As a consequence, some research questions are best approached from a mixed methods perspective combining a variety of research designs and approaches.

NameAdvanced Political Analysis: Designing and Conducting Political Analysis
ECTS20
Language Engelsk
Course levelKandidat
Department Institut for Statskundskab
EducationNone
Related educations
Course code431182U031
TeacherMathilde Cecchini and Rasmus Skytte
Course type Ordinær
Year2020
FacultyAarhus BSS
Course catalogue id101120
PeriodEfterårssemester
LocationAarhus
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Description of qualifications:

<p>This course introduces students to the craft of designing and conducting empirical research in Political Science. The premise of the course is that the successful researcher is characterised by the ability to reflect upon and pick the appropriate tools given the research problem at hand. In this way, any successful research endeavour begins by asking an important research question, conceptualising the relevant phenomena and then utilising that (or those) methodological approach(es) which provide the most sound and interesting answers to the question.</p> <p>The focus of the course is on both research design and techniques for analysing data. Hence, it covers the initial and fundamental steps of any research process: How to ask important research questions? How to connect theory and propositions? How to choose an appropriate research design? How to conceptualise and operationalise theoretical constructs? How to perform different types of analysis? And how to interpret results and discuss the validity of these results?</p> <p>During the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and key concepts within Political Science, and the key elements in formulating research questions are discussed. Further, the course introduces three major research frameworks and methodological approaches to the conduct of empirical political science: (1) the variable-oriented framework (e.g. experiments and statistical analysis using regression), (2) the case-oriented framework (e.g. configurational comparisons and process-tracing) and (3) the interpretive framework (e.g., hermeneutic and discourse analysis).</p> The course will both introduce the differences between these approaches and emphasise to what extent they share common sets of criteria for good research. Also, different methods and techniques for analysis within each of the approaches will be introduced. The focus is on how and when to utilise each approach, method and technique most efficiently in practical research endeavours. Key messages of the course will be (1) that each approach, method and technique have both strengths and weaknesses and, therefore, are suited for tackling different types of research problems and (2) that many approaches are complementary in practical research endeavors. As a consequence, some research questions are best approached from a mixed methods perspective combining a variety of research designs and approaches.

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