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IR 227 Research Methods in International Relations

This course aims to introduce the students how to design an IR research paper and gradually write one throughout the semester. The students are familiarized with the basic concepts of research philosophies and methods such as formulation of a good research question, a theory, hypotheses and data collection ?amp; analysis techniques. The course does not only focus on theory but also makes the students acquainted with applied and empirical research. For that purpose, students get firsthand experience on how to do library research by actually going to the library and meeting with a library advisor. Overall, the objective of the course is to build a basic background in students who are later in their training expected to write good research papers. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

Autumn Semester (İhsan Efe Tokdemir)

Spring Semester (Serdar Ş. Güner, İhsan Efe Tokdemir)

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