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Home | Help | Search | LSE for You EU410 This information is for the 2017/18 session. Teacher responsibleAvailabilityThis course is compulsory on the MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po).

This course is not available as an outside option. Course contentThis series of workshops and lectures offers an introduction to research methods and design for all students taking masters degrees in the European Institute.

Themes discussed include: methods in the social sciences and in the humanities; common problems of research design; advice on writing coursework essays and dissertations; advice on critical reading and interpretation of texts; the logic of comparative case-studies; comparative research and an introduction to quantitative methods and data sources. Each session will consist of short lecture elements followed by group work in which students with their different backgrounds help each other to solve specific problems of research design.

Teaching4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of workshops in the MT.

4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of workshops in the LT Themes discussed include: methods in the social sciences and in the humanities; common problems of research design; advice on writing coursework essays .

A total of 4 hours of lectures in both MT and LT.