- Code POLS1009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences, Political Economy, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Tracy Fenwick
- Dr Annika Werner
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2022
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This course aims to develop students' capacities in research and writing in political science effectively. It is intended for students wishing to pursue further study in political science, and aims to give students an introduction to the writing and research skills involved in political research. Topics may include: critical analysis of sources, constructing explanatory models, standards of logical demonstration, and organizing and presenting research results.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and analyze a range of theoretical approaches to political science;
- utilise methods and approaches for accumulating and interpreting applicable information about the discipline of political science;
- conceptualise problems and apply tools to critically analyze and resolve political arguments, information, and theories; and
- communicate effectively and defend in written format normative and empirical arguments.
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Take home quizzes x 5, available on Wattle, not exceeding 30 min (5% each, quiz with the lowest mark dropped for a total of 20%) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Paper proposal (1000 words) (30) [LO 2,3,4]
- Final research paper (2000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Power, Leanne C. (2015). "Empirical Research and Writing: A Political Science Student's Practical Guide". Sage Publishing.
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