School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for POLS 383 in 2015.

POLS-383 – Research Methods in Political Science

Points:20Prerequisites:As for POLS 351
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:History, Phil, Pol Sci & IRRestrictions:None

This course enables us to uncover evidence and to better understand how the (political) world operates. This course introcduces some of the basic research tools used in the study of politics. Along the way, students will learn how to pose and answer empirical research questions using appropriated evidence and arguments. 100% internal assessment.

Also offered as:  INTP 383

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Text

All required readings will be accessible online via VUW Library E-Reserves.

Recommended Reading

Bryman, Alan. 2012. Social Research Methods. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxord University Press

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
9910 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Fri1310 - 1500Hunter [Kelburn]LT119Hilde Coffe 
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Fri1310 - 1500Hunter [Kelburn]LT119

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.