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 know the basics of academic reading and writing, academic culture, and the variety of non-academic research output formats
- to discuss current research perspectives and techniques in political and civic processes, including web and survey experiments
- 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.
- Critical reading. Writing an abstract to a paperReading strategies. Critical reading techniques. Types of articles. Types of articles and their structure. Extracting information from the article. Reading and writing an abstract to an empirical research paper.
- 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 or writing an abstract to an unknown research paper
- Policy Paper module 3
- Game design module 4
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Game design module 4 + 0.2 * Home work in module 1 (abstract) + 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
- Manarin, K., Carey, M., Rathburn, M., Ryland, G., Hutchings, P. Critical Reading in Higher Education : Academic Goals and Social Engagement. - Indiana University Press, 2015. - ISBN 9780253018830, 9780253018984 - Electronic text // ProQuest Ebook Central. - URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4088470&query=Critical+Reading+in+Higher+Education+%3A+Academic+Goals+and+Social+Engagement (accessed 6.11.19)