POLITICAL SCIENCE: EPISTEMOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY

lpols1327  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

POLITICAL SCIENCE: EPISTEMOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 20.0 h
Q2
Language
French
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The place of political science in the system of the sciences. Conceptualization and theorization. Modelling: description, explanation, prediction. Inventory of available methodologies. Research designs in the various fields of the discipline. Choice and implementation of a specific methodology for the realization of an effective project. Working on a articulated research reports.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Firstly, to give an integrated view of the scientific methodology adapted to political science's specificities and to provide the student with an evaluative and critical capacity of research in the various fields of the discipline. Secondly, to put this methodology into practice in a critical way, relying on the methodological and technical assets of the previous years. Thirdly, to be able to choose a methodology adapted to a given subject, and also to carry out a well presented research report.
 
Bibliography
Des indications bibliographiques seront communiquées lors des premières séances.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Political Sciences: General