Started on: 11/11/2013 10:24:00 AM
T UTORIAL N OTES FOR : P OLITICAL S CIENCE
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
- What is expected and structure that is followed for research proposals?
PART 1 - Three kinds that can be had:
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
(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.
- Introduction – State the question
o Hypothesis, what will be expected?
o What kind of research design will be f