Research in Political Economy (ECOP3912)


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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECOP2911 and (one of ECOP2011, ECOP2012, ECOP2612)



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.