Theory and Methodology of Political Research

Major: Political Science
Code of subject: 8.052.00.M.13
Credits: 4.00
Department: Political Science and International Relations
Lecturer: Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor Lutsyshyn Halyna Ivanivna
Semester: 2 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: – Ability to solve complex specialized problems and practical problems during professional activity in the political sphere and to apply theories and methods of political science in conducting scientific research; – Deep knowledge of modern research methods, understanding of the nature of science and methodological features of scientific knowledge; – Ability to search, process and analyze information, apply skills of using information and communication technologies. – Ability to think flexibly, which allows you to understand and solve problems and problems, while maintaining a critical attitude to established scientific concepts; – Fundamental knowledge of political history, classical and modern theories of politics; – Understanding of theoretical and methodological bases of political researches, theories and methods necessary for realization of scientific activity in the field of policy; – Understanding of basic approaches and theories of political science, mastery of skills of political analysis, forecasting, modeling and political consulting; – Ability to independently develop a program of specific political science research, to provide expert assessment of current political events and processes; – Possession of system knowledge, which will allow to critically analyze domestic and international processes, to determine trends in their development; – Understanding of tools and strategies for diagnosing and analyzing the development of political phenomena at the level that will allow employment in the specialty at the national and international levels; – Ability to demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of scientific and methodological principles of political science, the basics of professionally oriented disciplines of the specialty; – Apply the acquired knowledge and understanding for scientific analysis of political problems and phenomena, using scientific methods; – Select and apply the methodology and tools of scientific research in the implementation of theoretical and empirical research in politics; – Combine theory and practice, as well as make decisions and develop strategies for solving scientific and practical problems.
Required prior and related subjects: • Prerequisites: Contemporary Western Political Theories • Corequisites: Applied Political Science; Politycal Analityc Current issues of state security policy; Current issues of transformation and development of the political system of Ukraine.
Summary of the subject: Features, typology of scientific research in political science. Theory of political science research. Theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of political science. Areas of research of national political science schools. Academic policy research and policy-oriented research. Theoretical and applied levels of political science research. Information support of political science research. Structure, main elements and stages of policy research. Purpose, tasks, program of political science research. Institutional approach in policy research. Methodology and research methods in political science. Qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science. Methods of research of empirical and theoretical levels in political science. Methodology of comparative political research. Basic methods of applied analysis of political institutions. Publication and presentation of the results of political science research.
Assessment methods and criteria: • Current control (40% - oral examination, reports, discussions, writing essays, case-study research, preparation of presentations on a given topic). • Final control (60% - examination - three-level testing).
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