Comparative Political Analysis

The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
19 August 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA L250 International Relations (Including Foundation Year),
BA L258 International Relations,
BA L259 International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L260 International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA L150 Political Economics,
BA L151 Political Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA L152 Political Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L222 Politics and International Relations,
BSC L223 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BSC L224 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module provides an introduction into the basic strategies of comparative empirical analysis in political science. You will learn how political scientists tackle questions such as: 'are countries with high levels of trade less likely to go to war?' and 'do election observers actually reduce election fraud?'

Module aims

The aim of the module is to provide students with the necessary analytical foundation to conduct empirical research and to introduce them to the basic logic of scientific inference.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students should have achieved the following:
• Gained knowledge of the basic issues in the philosophy of science.
• Gained knowledge of the major schools of taught in the philosophy of science
• Understand how scientific theories are constructed.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour class per week


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Dr Arzu Kibris
Associate Professor
Available via Moodle
Of 83 hours, 83 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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