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Research Seminar: Research Design

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
1
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
3 year, 1 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The main goal of the discipline is to help students to prepare and write their course works and graduation theses. The 'Research Seminar' covers a range of basic topics, such as composing a research design, formulating a research problem and research question, searching for literature, reviewing, and planning research strategies. Moreover, the course helps to deal with not only term papers but academic articles and analytical reports too.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The goal of the discipline is to help students to prepare and write their course works.
  • Composing a research design.
  • Dealing with literature and other sources.
  • Acquiring basic skills of academic writing.
  • Getting familiar with basic research methods.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Enumerates the basic structural units of and formal requirements for the term paper and formal requirements for it.
  • Knows what plagiarism is and how to avoid it
  • Formulates research questions
  • Finds information and literature on the subject matter of the course work
  • Conducts a literature review
  • Knows different types of research designs and research strategies
  • Chooses the research design adequate for the solution of the research problem
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Basics of the Research. Research Questions
  • Selecting and Overviewing Literature
  • Literature Reviews
  • Research Design, Research Strategies, Methods and Data
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation in class discussions
  • non-blocking Home assignments
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
    0.25 * Participation in class discussions + 0.4 * Home assignments + 0.35 * Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Keating, M., & Della Porta, D. (2008). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences : A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge , New York: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=304674
  • Knopf, J. W. (2006). Doing a Literature Review. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.6DDBE740
  • Политология. Методы исследования, Мангейм, Д. Б., 1999

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, Creswell, J.W., 2009