Reg No: HS2016/64


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Faculty Board of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science

Course Reading

Methodology and Research Methods in Political Science

Valid from autumn semester 2016


Course Code: SVAM01
Course Title: Methodology and Research Methods in Political Science
Statsvetenskaplig metodologi och forskningsmetodik
Credits: 15
Degree Level: Master

Djurfeldt, Göran, Larsson, Rolf, Stjärnhagen, Ola. Statistisk verktygslåda 1: samhällsvetenskaplig orsaksanalys med kvantitativa metoder. Last edition. Studentlitteratur: 2010.

Greene, Judith, D'oliveira, Manuela. Learning to use statistical tests in psychology. Open University Press, 2005.

Jorgensen, Marianne W & Louis J Phillips. Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method. SAGE Publications, 2002.

Mason, Jennifer. Qualititative research. Last edition. SAGE Publications, 2002.

Weiss, Robert. Learning from strangers: the art and method of qualitative interview studies. Last edition. Free Press, 1994.

Chapter in a book
"Framing the debate on methodology". In: Rethinking Social Inquiry. Edited by Brady, Henry, Collier, David. Last edition. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010.

Flyvbjerg, Bent. "Methodological guidelines for a reformed social science". In: Making Social Science Matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again. Last edition. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Glynos, Jason, Howarth, David. "Introduction". In: Logics of critical explanation in social and political theory. Last edition. Routhledge, 2007.

Glynos, Jason, Howarth, David. "Retroduction". In: Logics of critical explanation in social and poltical theory. Last edition. Routhledge, 2007.

Harding, Sandra. "Rethinking standpoint epistemology: "What is strong objectivity". In: Feminist Epistemologies. Edited by Alcoff & Potter. 1993.

King, Gary, Keohene, Robert, Verba Sidney. "The science in social science". In: Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative research. Princeton University Press: 1994.

Littig, Beate. "Interviewing the Elite - interviewing Experts: is there a difference?". In: Interviewing experts. Edited by Bogner, A., Littig, B., Menz, W. Last edition. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Borgotta, Edgar, Bohrnstedt, George. "Level of Measurement: Once over again". Sociological Methods & Research. 1980/9/2. 147-160.

Flyvbjerg, Bent. "Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research". Qualitative Inquiry. 2006/12/2. 219-245.

King, Gary. "How Not to Lie with Statistics: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Quantitative Political Science". American journal of Political Science. 1986/30/3. 666-687.

Lijphart, Arendt. "Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method". The American Political Science Review. 1971/65/3. 682-693.

Additional material
Additional material of about 300 pages

Bacchi, Carol. Analyzing policy; What's the problem represented to be?. French Forest: Pearson, 2009.

Bergström Göran & Borén Kristina. Textens mening och makt. Last edition. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Esaisson, Peter. Gilliam, Mikael, Oscarsson, Henric, Wängnerud, Lena. Metodpraktikan . Last edition. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik.

Hjelm, Mikael & Lindgren, Simon. Introduktion till samhällsvetenskaplig analys. Malmö: Gleerups, 2010.


Approved by the Faculty Board of Arts and Social Sciences, 30 June 2016