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Introduction to Political Inquiry

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Paolo Spada
Academic year

Module overview

This module introduces the basic concepts required for evaluating and designing research on political phenomena. Students will be equipped with the vocabulary and basic logical framework required to critically assess academic research, and to design their dissertation research in an independent and rigorous fashion. Key concepts will include: theory, data, case, independent variable, dependent variable, scientific method,

description, inference, causality, and methodology. This module will serve as a basis for a subsequent module on research methods

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