The Dissertation Lab mainly aims to provide students with the basic instruments to structure the final dissertation of the master "Global Politics and Society", and is especially intended for those students who will conduct an outright research for the final dissertation. More specifically, the lab will introduce the main research methods in the social and political sciences, and will illustrate how to define and develop a research topic, how to organize the research work, and how to present the research and its findings, both in written and oral form. The lab consists of both standard lectures and in-class activities, during which students will be encouraged to apply what they learn, based on their own research interests. The skills students will acquire through the Dissertation Lab will be useful even in the professional field, especially for writing reports and preparing oral presentations. For more information, please do not hesitate to be in touch with the professor.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the Dissertation Lab, students will master the following skills: - How to organize a research work; - How to collect bibliographic sources and how to review the literature; - How to find (and collect) the relevant data; - How to present the research in written form; - How to present the research in oral form, including the preparation of power-point slide presentations.