POL181 Methodology of Political Science

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Roman Chytilek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Peter Spáč, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Tereza Křepelová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Tóth, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Roman Chytilek, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Thu 8. 10. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 15. 10. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 22. 10. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 29. 10. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 5. 11. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 12. 11. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 19. 11. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 26. 11. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 3. 12. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 10. 12. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 17. 12. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 7. 1. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 14. 1. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
POL181/01: Thu 8. 10. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 15. 10. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 22. 10. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 29. 10. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 5. 11. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 12. 11. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 26. 11. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 10. 12. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 7. 1. 8:00–9:40 U41, Thu 14. 1. 8:00–9:40 U41
POL181/02: Wed 7. 10. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 14. 10. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 21. 10. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 4. 11. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 11. 11. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 25. 11. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 9. 12. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 6. 1. 12:00–13:40 U43, Wed 13. 1. 12:00–13:40 U43
POL181/03: Wed 7. 10. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 14. 10. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 21. 10. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 4. 11. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 11. 11. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 25. 11. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 9. 12. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 6. 1. 14:00–15:40 PC25, Wed 13. 1. 14:00–15:40 PC25
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 20 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Students attending this course will be introduced into the fundamentals of political science research methods and theories in the political science. At the end of the course, students should be able to: to have a basic overview about methodological issues in political science to become familiar with basics in the political science research to make use of this skill and start a PS research of their own to distinguish and compare various approaches to the study of politics, to understand the main points of division among them
Syllabus
  • 1. Introductory lesson 2. Naturalist, Constructivist and Realist Epistemologies and Ontologies in PS 3. PS Research I. 4. PS Research II. 5. PS Research III. 6. Ethics in Social Sciences and Social Science Research 7. Historical Method 8. Comparative Method 9. Institutionalism and Neoinstitutionalism in PS 10. Behavioralism in PS 11. Functionalism 12. Rational Choice in PS
Literature
  • KELLSTEDT, Paul M. and Guy D. WHITTEN. The fundamentals of political science research. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xviii, 272. ISBN 9780521697880. info
  • Theory and methods in political science. Edited by David Marsh - Gerry Stoker. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002. xv, 368 s. ISBN 0-333-94855-6. info
  • ŘÍCHOVÁ, Blanka. Přehled moderních politologických teorií. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2000. 303 s. ISBN 80-7178-461-3. info
Teaching methods
Th course is mostly conducted through lectures, the last session is a class discussion about the projects.
Assessment methods
Course requirements: Essay (15 pts. max)- here the students have to demonstrate their ability to understand and work with the concepts in the PS research Research Project Outline (35 pts. max)- demonstration of the ability to establish his own research Final written exam (50 pts. max)- test the knowledge gained from the lectures It is necessary to get at least 60 pts., 25 out of them in the final exam to complete the course. Grading: A (100-92 pts.), B (91-84), C (83-76), D (75-68), E (67-60), F (59 pts. and less).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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