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ECOP6031: Research in Political Economy

The focus of this unit is the conduct of research in political economy. You will learn a range of topics including research design, literature review, data collection and analysis, and writing a research proposal. You have the opportunity, through the weekly seminars, for critical discussion to identify, debate and reflect on the nature and challenge of undertaking research and the construction of a political economy analysis. Your assessment is structured to assist the progressive development of a research proposal. Completion of this unit is a pre-requisite for a Masters’ dissertation in political economy.

Code ECOP6031
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analytically read and write in political economy
  • LO2. understand research design in political economy
  • LO3. understand research methodology, epistemology and ontology in political economy
  • LO4. understand research methods in political economy.