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Research Methods and Research Design - GOVT4111

Year - 2020

This unit examines the diverse theoretical and methodological approaches used by political researchers, including, for example, institutional, behavioural, discourse and feminist approaches to political inquiry, and the use of quantitative and qualitative methods. The unit develops the student's ability to meet the demands of an independent project like an Honours thesis. It will cover selecting and refining a topic, identifying research to be undertaken and planning how to do it, bibliographic searches, and writing a report or thesis.

1x2hr seminar/week

1x 1500 Essay One (20%), 1x 1500 Essay Two (20%), 1x 3000 Thesis Prospectus (60%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Government and International Relations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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