Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

An introductory survey of research methods, with special attention to how research can be utilized to inform policies related to international security. The course gives particular emphasis to the processes of identifying research topics and designing research projects. It will also address the basic elements of doing policy analysis. Students who complete the course will be able to read with comprehension and critically assess research produced across a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The course will also address how to write up and present research proposals and finished research products, and will consider the ethics of doing research. The course will be conducted primarily in lecture format, but some class time will also be devoted to exercises that involve active student participation.

Instructors:
Jeffrey Knopf
Location:
Morse B106
Schedule:
10:00am-11:50am on Wednesday (Feb 1, 2016 to May 20, 2016)