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PART2,3,4 of 3N06 Research Paper outline - Fall 2013

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Political Science
Todd Alway

Started on: 11/11/2013 10:24:00 AM T UTORIAL N OTES FOR : P OLITICAL S CIENCE 3N06 McMaster University, Fall 2013 M ONDAY , NOVEMBER 11, 2013 Methods Assignment Notes – Part 2 of Research Proposal for 3N06 - Based on the literature review, should have a well developed question o Research Hypothesis (What do you expect to get from the research?)  E.G If question is does x cause y? Yes, it’d be expected that X cause Y o How do you go on proving this hypothesis?  YOU WILL NOT BE COLLECTING REAL DATA  All that you will be doing is talking about ONE research method in each of these assignments  Qualitative - What is expected and structure that is followed for research proposals? RESEARCH DESIGN PART 1 - Three kinds that can be had: (1) Comparative a. For example, can compare two countries around a specific area; (2) Experimental Research Design a. Interested in evaluating public opinion (3) Single case study a. Looking at one specific country or policy PART 2 – DATA COLLECTION (1) Surveys (2) Interviews (3) Ethnographic Research (4) Focus groups PART 3 – FINAL COMPONENT (ANALYSIS) (1) Qualitative and Quantitative a. Discourse Analysis b. Qualitative Content Analysis c. Statistical Techniques like regression analysis, etc. OUTLINE - Introduction – State the question o Hypothesis, what will be expected? o What kind of research design will be f
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