Methodology and Research Methods in Political Science
15 ECTS credits
The course centres on methods and methodological issues, including central concepts, different methodological perspectives, the features of a research problem, different types of research design and qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis. Methods studied are, for example, text analysis, discourse analysis, regression analysis and factor analysis. Different collection methods such as interview and survey methods and methods of selection are treated. Research ethics and its relation to scientific demands for intersubjectivity (transparency) are discussed. students own texts, other academic texts and other types of texts, such as policy documents, are discussed in seminars. Instruction is in the form of lectures, seminars and different types of application exercises, for instance workshops.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: Bachelor's degree 180 ETS cr with a Major in Political Science. Upper secondary school level Swedish 3 or B, Swdish as a second language 3 or B and English 6 or A, or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master programme Political Science (studied during year 1)