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Магистерская программа «Сравнительная политика Евразии»

03
Июнь

Research seminar "Qualitative Methods in Political Research"

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The goal of this course is to present the fundamentals of qualitative social research, as well as to develop students’ skills of using qualitative methods in their own empirical research. Students will learn how to plan, to organize and to implement qualitative research, how to collect data and how to analyze them afterwards. In the frame of this research seminar, the focus will be done on the development of practical skills. The main idea of the seminar: learning through experience. Students will learn qualitative research by doing it. They will develop their own research design, will conduct the interviews and participant observation, will analyze collected data.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The goal of this course is to present the fundamentals of qualitative social research, as well as to develop students’ skills of using qualitative methods in their own empirical research.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to organize and to conduct qualitative research
  • Able to use qualitative methods for collection and analysis of data
  • Know basic strategies and methods of qualitative research
  • Understand the principles of qualitative research
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction of qualitative research. The methodological basis. Design of qualitative research.
  • Ethnographic strategy and observation.
  • Qualitative interview. Qualitative analysis of interview.
  • Discourse analysis.
  • The presentation of qualitative research results.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Homework: research design
  • non-blocking exam
    To participate in the exam, the student must: turn on the camera and microphone, share the prepared presentation with the audience. During the exam, students are prohibited from: reading a presentation from a sheet. During the exam, students are allowed to: turn off the camera in case of communication problems. A short-term communication disruption during the exam is considered to be up to 1 minute. A long-term communication disorder during an exam is considered to be a period of 1 minute or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student can continue to participate in the exam, but after the completion of the presentations of all speakers (examinees). The reexamination is the same as the procedure of the exam.
  • non-blocking Homework: data collection
  • non-blocking Mini-tests: Readings
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.2 * Homework: data collection + 0.2 * Homework: research design + 0.1 * In-class Participation + 0.1 * Mini-tests: Readings + 0.4 * exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Denzin, N. K., & Giardina, M. D. (2014). Qualitative Inquiry Outside the Academy. Walnut Creek: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=666131
  • Leavy, P. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=779511

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Hesse-Biber, S. N., & Johnson, B. (2015). The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=989215
  • Saldaña, J. (2011). Fundamentals of Qualitative Research. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=355780
  • Van Puyvelde, D. V. (DE-588)1138994839, (DE-576)492808287, aut. (2018). Qualitative research interviews and the study of national security intelligence / Damien Van Puyvelde, University of Glasgow. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.513894985