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VALTS4 Methodological Studies 15 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To improve the methodological skills of the students and to advance their knowledge of the various methods used in political science.


The literature is chosen on the basis of the method used in the Master's thesis.

Modes of study

Students select three books from the following options. The module or a part of it can be compensated by methodological courses organised by the school.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Gerken, An Invitation to Social Construction. Sage 1999 (5 ECTS);
King - Keohane - Verba, Designing Social Inquiry. Princeton University Press 1994 (5 ECTS);
Manheim - Rich, Empirical Political Analysis. Research Methods in Political Science. Longman 1985. 5th edition (5 ECTS);
Skinner, Visions of Politics. Vol 1. Cambridge University Press 2002 (5 ECTS);
Creswell, Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design. Choosing Among Five Traditions. Sage 1998 (5 ECTS);
Alapuro - Arminen (eds.), Vertailevan tutkimuksen ulottuvuuksia. Vastapaino 1999 (5 ECTS);
Jokinen - Juhila - Suoninen, Diskurssianalyysi liikkeessä. Vastapaino 1999 (5 ECTS)

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Advanced Studies (Political Science)
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