European Political Science

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 486–493 | Cite as

teaching experimental political science: reloaded

  • Ulrich Hamenstädt
Teaching and Learning


Experimental methods are on the rise in Political Science, and we have a growing demand for teaching experimental methods within university courses. This article is an update on an article published in European Political Science (EPS) in 2012 titled ‘Teaching Experimental Political Science’. It presents an alternative teaching concept, where experiments are not just experienced but also designed by students. Consequently, this article argues that teaching experimental methods in Political Science should include students working on their own research projects.


teaching methods experiments course design political science 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceUniversity of MuensterMünsterGermany

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