This course draws on literature in both comparative and international political economy to equip graduate students with the core knowledge needed to engage with contemporary debates in the field and plan their own research projects.
King's University College
The purpose of this course is to deepen students' understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of empirical research in political science. It develops students' knowledge of how to ask research questions about politics, gather and assess different types of evidence, and consider the opportunities and challenges associated with different types of empirical research.
Data Management and Visualization
This course introduces senior undergraduate students to the use and construction of quantitative data in political science while also developing applied skills in R. It surveys and critically engages with quantitative data across a variety of substantive areas, including international conflict and trade, comparative political regimes, and gender and political representation. Click here for course materials.
International Political Economy
The purpose of this yearlong course is to introduce senior undergraduate students to the study of the international political economy. It couples a theoretical and empirical examination of the international political economy with hands on, practical engagement with critical negotiations and issues.
The University of Western Ontario
The purpose of this course is to introduce undergraduate students to research design and the use of quantitative and qualitative methods in political science. It uses an inverted class structure to facilitate direct experience with a range of research methods.