SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentInternational Master's Program in International Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Studies, Second Year
Course NameAdvanced Research Methods
InstructorWU CHONG-HAN
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1: Introduction of Political Science (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

Readings

Politics and Political Science. Roskin ch.1.

Reading material 1 in class.



Week 2: Knowledge, Science, and the Social Sciences (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

Readings

Babbie ch.1.

D. C. Phillips. 2000. Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary. Preface.



Week 3: How to Write a Good Abstract and Question (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

Readings

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colombo. 2008. ch.3,4,5



Week 4: Research Design I

 Readings

Theories, Models, and Hypotheses- Developing Research Questions. Babbie ch.2,3,4. Roskin (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

ch2.



Week 5: Research Design II

 Readings

Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement. Babbie ch5. Roskin ch.1. (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)





Week 6: How to Write a Good Argument and Literature Review (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

 Readings

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colombo. 2008. ch.7,8,9



Week 7: Research Design III (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

 Readings

Observation, Units of Analysis, and Issues of Case Selection. RSK ch.1. Babbie ch.7. 



Week 8: How to Prepare Your References and Conclusions (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

 Readings

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colombo. 2008. ch.14



Week 9: Mid-term exam

 Readings

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colombo. 2008.



Week 10: Guest speaker

Week 11: Basic Quantitative Analysis I (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

 Readings



Week 12: Basic Quantitative Analysis II  (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

 Readings



Week 13: Basic Quantitative Analysis III (learning hrs:3; preparation hrs: 8)

 Readings



Week 14: Guest speaker

Week 15~17: Presentation & Discussion


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

1. In-class Participation(10\%): Students are expected to prepare relevant material beforehand and actively participate in class discussions and debates.



2. Draft a research proposal (1-2 pages)(10\%):The assignment will assess the students’ ability to identify an appropriate research topic that can realistically be explored. Due on March 28th.



3. Summarise an argument (1-2 pages) (30\%): The assignment will assess the students’ ability to express themselves in a clear and comprehensible way. Due on April 18th.



4. Design a research paper and justify the design (2 pages) (40%). Draft a tentative list of sources for their proposal and (1 page)(45\%): The assignment will assess the students’ ability to deliver their arguments in a way that addresses questions raised by the argument. The assignment assesses the students’ ability to identify appropriate primary and secondary sources when conducting research. Due on May 16th.



5. Homeworks (10%)


Textbook & Reference
    Earl Babbie. 2013. The Practice of Social Research, 13 ed, Wadsworth-Cengage.

    Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colombo. 2008. The Craft of Research, (Third Edition), University of Chicago Press.

Urls about Course
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16JfW9EDSGIov0evCmqVJHUjsyf7HDrAGDdV7WeAW4eE/edit?usp=sharing?(office hour)
Attachment

paper and presentation rubric 2017new.pdf
exam rubric_NEW.pdf