RI-SP017 | Spring | 6 ECTS

Research Design in International Relations and Political Science

Introduction to the design and execution of empirical research in international relations/political science, understood as rigorous common sense and applicable both to qualitative and to quantitative methods. How to ask a question, develop a conceptual framework and then a theory, define concepts, measure them, develop an inferential scheme, choose cases, analyze data to check on relationships, and write up one's results in a convincing way.