POL270 Doing Qualitative Research
Module Convenor: Dr Sharri Plonski
Description: This module is designed with two core goals in mind: On one hand, to introduce students to qualitative methods in the design and production of research in politics and international relations. On the other, to develop a critical toolbox for engaging and challenging methods as a form of colonial epistemological practice, bound up with historical and contemporary modes of domination and erasure. Through a range of relevant topics, students will reflect on dominant knowledge systems and structures, practice ‘doing’ qualitative research, and develop the skills to design their own research projects.
Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None, Semi-compulsory for: L2L3, L23L
Assessment: Methods Portfolio – 2000 words (50%) and Research Project - 3000 words (50%)