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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
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RES006 International Relations Methods I 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies
Kansainvälinen politiikka
School of Management

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course students are able to

•understand the place and role of method within a research design

•make informed choices about the appropriate uses of research methods

•collect data

•analyze data in groups and individually

•discuss research ethics issues

•write about research in clear and concise manner

General description

This is an advanced introduction to IR research methods, research designs, research ethics, planning and carrying out research.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students. Other students wishing to take part in the course, please, sign-up by 21.1.2016 (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Enrolment for Open University Studies

Study option 1: participating to contact teaching
Enrolment starts on 26th of November 2015

Study option 2: essay
Enrolment starts 13th of August 2015

Admission requirements: a completed university-level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of specialization, or in a related field


Anni Kangas, Teacher responsible


10-Mar-2016 – 12-May-2016
Lectures 28 hours
Part of the teaching takes place at the CBIR spring school in Petrozavodsk.
Thu 10-Mar-2016 - 12-May-2016 weekly at 14-16, Pinni A4086
31-Mar-2016 , No lectures
7-Apr-2016 , No lectures

Evaluation criteria

In addition to lectures, students are expected to conduct self-learning on the Web, individually and in groups.

Further information

Klotz - Prakash, Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide. Palgrave Macmillan 2008. (e-material) 

Mauthner et al., Ethics in Qualitative Research. SAGE 2002. (e-material) 

Other materials available on the Moodle site of the course.