Master thesis hack session

lspol2903  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Master thesis hack session
5.00 credits
15.0 h
Main themes
In this course, students will learn about as many methods as possible that could be useful for their own work.
Learning outcomes

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

1 At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
  • Define a research design
  • Identify which method(s) best fit their needs
  • Use these methods in their work
  • Present their use of these methods
  • Critically reflect about methods
This course offers a toolbox of applied methods, that is methods that can be applied in the real life
Teaching methods
This course starts with two sessions about research design. On this basis, several methods are presented during the following sessions. Each of these sessions are made of two parts: a guest lecturer presents a particular method and a - group of - student(s) present(s) how they would use it in their own work and other students review their proposition. The final assignment is a paper that presents a research question with its research design
Evaluation methods
This course is assessed via an individual paper and its presentation as well as peer-reviewing of others' work and the animation of a session of presentation/discussion.
Other information
This course demands active student participation and a good command of English
Un portefeuille de lectures sera communiqué tout au long du cours.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Political Sciences: General