Honors Seminar IRE 194HA
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IRE 194HAHB Honors Seminar in International Relations Fall Quarter 2006 Research Design Structure The research design is composed of the following sections 1 Introduction This section discusses the topics in general terms focusing on the key research questions the general area in which the research is situated eg causes and consequences of terrorism effects ofleadership on con ict behavior effects of diasporas on home countries and so forth The purpose is to introduce the reader to your topic in general terms discuss the structure of the study andiin some casesiits principal themes 2 Literature Review This section reviews the relevant literature summarizing the key divisions in the literature evaluating the state of knowledge on your subject and placing your own research in the context of existing scholarship 3 Theorymodel This section discusses the ideas you have about the topic you are studying It spells out the theorymodelstory that you expect to find in your analysis The end result of this discussion is a set of hypotheses that guide your empirical analysis 4 Research Population Here you discuss the relevant universe of cases or research population justifying and explaining the choice of the particular spatial or temporal domain of your research You discuss the various data sources you plan on using and justify your choices 5 Reseach Design Here you define the variable both conceptually and operationally You discuss and justify the methods you wish to use to examine your data 6 Potential implications This is the concluding section that discusses how you expect your work to add to knowledge on the subjects you studied You also discuss the potential contribution of the research