teaching experimental political science: reloaded


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.

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Hamenstädt, U. teaching experimental political science: reloaded. Eur Polit Sci 17, 486–493 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41304-017-0117-8

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  • teaching
  • methods
  • experiments
  • course design
  • political science