School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for POLS 383 in 2017.

POLS-383 – Research Methods in Political Science

Points:20Prerequisites:40 pts from POLS or INTP 200–299
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:History, Phil, Pol Sci & IRRestrictions:INTP 383

This course enables us to uncover evidence and to better understand how the (political) world operates. It introduces 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. This course is also able to be taken towards a major in INTP. See major requirements for details.

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

This course is not currently being offered.

Course Outline Information

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