- This course aims to introduce students to the main concepts and rules of scientific activity as well as to base techniques political scientists use to being prepared to study politics.
- Able to identify scientific subject
- Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
- Able to outlines the need for resources and plan its using for solving professional problems
- Work with information: find, define and use the information from different sources which required for solving of research and professional problems (including the system approach)
- Able to do research, including the problem analysis, setting goals and objectives, defining the research subject, selecting research methods including its quality control
- Student is capable of posing research problems relevant to the study of political phenomena and political processes; setting particular research tasks; and putting together a research design
- Student is capable of choosing research methods appropriate for resolving the professional tasks
- Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes: by using political science methods and in support of practical decision making process
- Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); and depending on the target audience
- Introduction to the Course
- Communication Rules in Academia
- The Structure of Scientific Research
- Genres of Academic Texts and Written Test
- Principles of the Public Talk
- Professional Ethics
- Preparing the Literature Review
- The Essence of Scientific Research
- seminar participation
- written testThe written test will be conducted after first six seminars. This test will include both closed- and open-ended types of questions which will cover the content of first six classes.
- ExamThe final exam is a written test that consists of questions and topics discussed during the seminars.
- Interim assessment (4 module)The cumulative grade is calculated by the following formula: 0.65 * a grade for the seminar participation + 0.35 * a grade for the written test. The final grade for this course is calculated as follows: • 65% for the cumulative grade; • 35% for the final exam.
- Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2003). The Craft of Research (Vol. 2nd ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=228256
- Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2008). The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Vol. 3rd ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=272563
- Phillips, E., Johnson, C., & Pugh, D. S. (2015). How to Get a PhD : A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors (Vol. Sixth edition). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1099332
- Reardon, D. (2006). Doing Your Undergraduate Project. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=251712
- Vladimir Gel’man, & Andrey Starodubtsev. (2016). Opportunities and Constraints of Authoritarian Modernisation: Russian Policy Reforms in the 2000s. Europe-Asia Studies, (1), 97. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2015.1113232