- Module code: QS309
- Module name: Determinants of Democracy: Analysing Emergence, Survival, and Fall
- Department: Politics and International Studies
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
• Introduce students to different theories of democratisation • Provide an introduction to the application and interpretation of the most commonly used quantitative methods in democratisation studies • Introduce students to the analysis of time-series, cross-sectional (TSCS) data (1950-present) • Allow students to apply quantitative methods to substantive questions of democratisation studies • Introduce students to the research process
Principal learning outcomes
At the end of the module, students will be able to: • Understand the stages of the research labyrinth • Conduct research independently • Analyse TSCS data (1950-present) • Apply the comparative method • Understand different theories of democratisation • Understand factors of autocratic survival • Apply and interpret linear regression • Apply and interpret categorical dependent variable models • Apply and interpret Markov Transition Models • Replicate results of existing studies of democratisation
Timetabled teaching activities
Typically 2 hours total per week: combined lecture and seminar. Weeks 1-5, 7-10.
Other essential notes
This is an optional Q-Step module.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: QS309-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||Research Project (3000 words)||100%|
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