Introduction to the methods of political science

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Introduction to the methods of political science
Professeur(s) Marco Giugni[1]


This course introduces the methods of political science. It is divided into two parts. The first part deals with questions about the paradigms that inspire political science research, presents basic scientific methods and looks at the transition from theory to data. The second part deals with data collection and analysis techniques, both quantitative and qualitative.[2].


Introductory course on the methods of political science

The positivist paradigm and the interpretative paradigm

Fundamental scientific methods

From theory to data

Data collection

The processing of data


  • Ce cours s'appuie en grande partie sur l'ouvrage de Corbetta "Social Research : Theory, Methods and Techniques"[3]. Les deux premiers chapitres sont consultables sur Google Books