Research Seminar “Civil and Political Processes”
- The objectives of this seminar are to get the students acquainted with current research perspectives and techniques in political and civic processes and to train students' skills or academic speaking, reading, and writing.
- to discuss current research perspectives and techniques in political and civic processes, including web and survey experiments
- to know the basics of academic reading and writing, academic culture, and the variety of non-academic research output formats
- Applied Political AnalysisThe media eco-system of a research group. Policy papers and memos. Varieties of applied research: UX, design, field studies, data journalism. Writing a policy paper.
- Experiments in Political MediaSurvey experiments, web experiments and their use. Experimental evidence of television news watching. The effects of partisan personalisation in a news portal experiment. Political blame attribution in a survey experiment.
- Participation in module 1
- Home work in module 1 (abstract)
- Participation in module 2Part of the mark is a home task to write a position paper (a take-home task) of 500-700 words.
- Exam2 questions on seminar reading with your analysis
- Policy Paper module 3
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Home work in module 1 (abstract) + 0.2 * Participation in module 1 + 0.2 * Participation in module 2 + 0.2 * Policy Paper module 3
- Iyengar, S., Peters, M. D., & Kinder, D. R. (1982). Experimental Demonstrations of the “Not-So-Minimal” Consequences of Television News Programs. American Political Science Review, 04, 848.
- Abelson, D. E. (2018). Do Think Tanks Matter? Third Edition : Assessing the Impact of Public Policy Institutes (Vol. Third edition, revvised and expanded). Montreal: MQUP. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1944843