POLd0012 Political Research: Theories and Methods

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2020
Rozsah
0/0/0. 20 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučující
doc. Andrew Lawrence Roberts, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. Mgr. Peter Spáč, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Garance
doc. Andrew Lawrence Roberts, Ph.D.
Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Oddělení politologie - Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Předpoklady
! POL022 Political Research: Theories && ! NOW ( POL022 Political Research: Theories )
Only doctoral students may enroll.
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Cíle předmětu
The aim of this course is to acquaint students with research design and methodology in political science. The focus will be on both the basics of research design and more advanced techniques in qualitative and quantitative methods. We will emphasize practical issues more than theoretical ones in an effort to help students with their dissertation projects.
Výstupy z učení
At the conclusion of this course, students will: - understand the basics of research design - be familiar with the main qualitative and quantitative methods for conducting research in political science - know the main advantages and disadvantages of these different methods - be able to construct and critique both qualitative and quantitative research designs
Osnova
  • Research design basics: causality, pitfalls in showing causality, forwards and backwards causation, deterministic causation, regression, quantitative versus qualitative models More advanced qualitative techniques: process-tracing, structured focused comparison, qualitative comparative analysis, case studies, typologies, concepts, case selection More advanced quantitative techniques: regression discontinuity, instrumental variables, difference-in-difference, lab experiments and natural experiments, machine learning
Výukové metody
Reading Class discussion Homework assignments
Metody hodnocení
Students are required to attend three class meetings and complete three short exercise. Students should be prepared to discuss the required readings at these seminars. The first short exercise is a set of questions about your dissertation which will help me to see what sort of training would be helpful. The second paper is to complete one of the exercises in David Collier, “Teaching Process Training: Examples and Exercises” which is available at Collier’s website: http://polisci.berkeley.edu/people/person/david-collier. An alternative would be to complete several exercises connected with Goertz’s Social Science Concepts. The third exercise is to answer the questions at the end of chapter 2 and 3 in Dunning’s Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences.
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
Required reading is available in IS (Study materials).
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