Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3912 - Research in Political Economy

Semester 2, 2014  |  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 in ECOP2911.


2000wd essay (30%) and 1000wd statistical exercise (20%) and 3000wd research proposal (40%) and seminar participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


ECOP2911 and (one of ECOP2011, ECOP2012, ECOP2612)



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



Lecture 1




Lecture 2




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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