Research Seminar "Eurasian Political Studies"
- Goal of the course is to provide students with advanced skills necessary to develop their research projects, conduct field work, summarise and present results
- Students develop research presentation skills
- Students develop skills of qualitative data analysis with the help of specialised software
- Students learn basic skills necessary to use LaTex.
- Students understand and are able to apply basic methods of data collection and analysis following different research design strategies.
- Students know main principles of data validation in qualitative and quantitative studies and are able to present their research findings
- Student can distinguish between different types of research designs in social sciences
- Able to work with the modern academic literature (including the one in English), analyze the state and development tendencies of political science
- Able to conduct professional communication in Russian and/or English in a multicultural environment with the use of different communication technologies
- Choice of research designs
- Methods of data collection and analysis. Ethical Questions
- Presenting and Validating Research Findings
- QDA software introduction (MAXQDA & NVivo)
- Introduction to LaTex
- Presentation & discussion of students’ projects
- Class participation
- PresentationDuring the course each student is supposed to deliver at one presentation on the topic covered by the syllabus. Students are supposed to work in small groups and create a presentation that should be delivered by all group members
- TestsThis part of the final grade includes points received by each student during short in-class assessments .
- Research project
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.25 * Class participation + 0.25 * Presentation + 0.25 * Research project + 0.25 * Tests
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