Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3912 - Research in Political Economy

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Beggs


This unit considers the variety of research methods that can be used in Political Economy. Discussion of methodology is a principal focus. Practical consideration is also given to research materials, bibliographical access, quantitative methods, surveys and fieldwork. This is important preparation for students intending to do an honours dissertation, but the unit is also available to pass students with a credit average in previous units.


1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd statistical exercise (20%), 1x3000wd research proposal (40%), seminar participation (10%)


1x2hr seminar/week


24 Senior ECOP credit points with a credit average including ECOP2911 or (ECOP2901 and ECOP2902)



Additional Information

Third year students who have not completed the prerequisites should consult the Department of Political Economy about alternative requirements.


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm



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Lecture 3

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 6
2 This class runs from Week 7 to Week 11
3 This class runs from Week 12 to Week 13

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