210109 UE M2: UE Research Methods for Political Science (2018S)
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.Follow the principles of good scientific practice.The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).
- Registration is open from Mo 05.02.2018 08:00 to Mo 19.02.2018 08:00
- Registration is open from We 21.02.2018 08:00 to Mo 26.02.2018 08:00
- Deregistration possible until Fr 16.03.2018 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Written assignments and lab session exercises contain question on the readings and materials discussed in class. In their term paper, students should show their ability to answer their own research questions using a quantitative research design. The assessment is based on the following criteria: does the paper contain a proper research question? Is there a comprehensive review of the existing literature? Are there hypotheses based on a coherent theoretical framework to answer the research question? Are there convincing arguments for the case selection and the chosen measurement approaches? Is the empirical analysis well executed and the results properly explained? Finally, does the paper fit the formal requirements (consistent font, citation style, no typos, …)?
King, Gary, Keohane, Robert Owen and Verba, Sidney (1994) Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
Kohler, Ulrich and Kreuter, Frauke (2012) Data Analysis using Stata. College Station, Texas, Stata Press.
Gschwend, Thomas and Schimmelfennig, Frank (eds.) (2007) Research Design in Political Science, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.