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Research Project in Political Science II

Code 11318
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 10
Workload TP(45H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements n.a.
Mode of delivery Face to face and videoconferencing.
Work placements UA and UBI.
Learning outcomes This curricular unit gives continuity to the curricular unit of Research Project in Political Science I. It thus empowers students with the means and instruments necessary for each student to materialise his or her thesis project.
The unit will promote the scientific autonomy of the students in terms of planning and developing original research, particularly in terms of the capacity of students to ground and consolidate the learning outcomes and competencies acquired in the other first year curricular units of the doctoral programme.
Syllabus This curricular unit gives continuity to the curricular unit of Research Project in Political Science I. It thus empowers students with the means and instruments necessary for each student to materialise his or her thesis project. The unit will thus promote the scientific autonomy of the students in terms of planning and developing original research, particularly in terms of the capacity of students to ground and consolidate the learning outcomes and competencies acquired in the other first year curricular units of the doctoral programme.
Therefore, their Syllabus is based on:

- Tutorial orientation to ensure adequacy of the methods of the doctoral students’ projects;
- Framing of the research projects within the relevant state of the art literature;
- Elaboration, discussion and defence of the research project.
Main Bibliography Baglione, Lisa M. (2011). Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods, 2nd Edition. London: Sage.

Becker, Howard (1986). Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hoover, Kenneth & Donovan, Todd (1995). The Elements of Social Science Thinking. London: St. Martin's Press.

Schmidt, Diane E. (2009). Writing in Political Science: A Practical Guide (4th Edition). New York: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Scott, Gregory M. & Garrison, Stephen M. (2011). The Political Science Student Writer's Manual (7th Edition). New York: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Shapiro, Ian; Smith, Rogers M.; & Masoud, Tarek E., orgs. (2004). Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shively, W. Phillips (2009). The Craft of Political Research. New York: Pearson-Prentice Hall.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Development of previous research skills achieved in PICP 1.

As this curricular unit aims to provide advanced training in research, the teaching methodologies are designed, above all, to enable the active engagement of doctoral students in the identification, interpretation and use of scientific knowledge, in order to present a Thesis' Project.

- The sessions will be held in person and by video conference (Zoom Colibri).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-02-28

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