Basic Research Methodology in IR
This course is designed to provide a critical understanding on methodology in social science research, particularly in International Relations. The course is aimed at providing the students with (1) the understanding of the logics, the problems, as well as the maps, of rersearch methodology, and (2) the capacity to design a systematic and coherent research plan. Various class activities will be employed to achieve these desired goals. They encompass lecture, focused group discussion (FGD), class presentation and discussion, and individual assignments.
The course consists of four main issues or themes:
Approach, Methodology and Method in IR