Undergraduate Modules

Political Analysis: Research Design & Data Analysis

This module will familiarise students with a range of approaches and methods used in the study of contemporary political phenomena. It considers how we acquire knowledge about political ideas, institutions and practices. It concentrates on an understanding empirical political research, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Particular attention is paid to the collection, analysis and utilisation of quantitative data, and to the role played by numerical and statistical claims in contemporary political argument.

Second Year Module
Semester One
Module Code POL229


  • 11 one-hour lectures
  • 4 one-hour workshops
  • 6 one-hour seminars


  • Group Work
  • Quantitative Methods