Faculty of Arts


Managing Research Projects

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for POLITICS 767.


An introduction to managing independent research projects in political science. Students will learn, among other things, about proposal writing, how to do literature reviews, how to design research and aspects of project management. This is a discussion-based course where assessment is based primarily on the quality of the weekly work. There is no large essay or final exam. This popular course is recommended as preparation for all graduate-level research.

NB: enrolment is limited to 30 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) admission to the Master of Public Policy; 2) admission to a postgraduate programme in Political Studies; 3) results in previous tertiary study in relevant subjects.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012




Peter Burnham et al. (2008) Research methods in politics second edition Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True (2010) Doing feminist research in political and social science Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


POLITICS 767: 15.0 points

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