Yuki Yanai

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Research Methodology (DCC5230)

Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, Spring 2017

Syllabus (updated: 2017-04-04)

Overview and Class Goals

This course is to help you design your thesis projects by addressing the fundamentals of research designs and methods in social sciences. The course covers a variety of issues—the selection of research topic, the articulation of research questions, the development of theory, the derivation of empirically testable hypotheses, and the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. The course exposes you to various research approaches in social sciences, especially in political science.

By completing this course, you will be able to:

Required Books