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Sara R Curran
JSIS 511
Seattle Campus

Research Design and Methods for International Studies

Review of the approaches to posing and answering research questions in the disciplines affiliated with international studies. Explores epistemological approaches and associated methodologies to prepare students to effectively read across the literature of international studies, develop their own research design based on a research question, and write a research proposal. Offered: Sp.

Class description

This course is designed to provide graduate students in international studies with a review of the approaches to posing and answering research questions in the social science disciplines affiliated with international studies. Students will learn about various epistemological approaches and the methodologies associated with them in order to effectively read across the scholarly literature of international studies, develop their own research design based on a finely honed research question, and write a research proposal.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 01/28/2013