2-MTB: Modern Technology and Security
2-KMVBS: Concepts and Research Methods in Security Studies
This course is an introduction to doing research in Political Science in general, and Security Studies in particular. The course is required for graduate students in Security Studies. Unregistered students, both graduate and undergraduate, from other programs at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations at UMB are also welcome — if there are free seats in the room.
Students who complete this course will be able to:
- critically evaluate and assess methodological choices in the field of Political Science, in particular with regard to the identification of research assumptions, evaluation of the power of arguments, implementation of research methods and resulting validity;
- formulate their own research questions and then propose a suitable research design for their inquiry;
- appropriately organize their own research projects in Security Studies;
- conduct basic data gathering and data analysis.
A lighter version of this course if as the MA Seminar course in the VNDREAM joint MA degree programme.