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On standards or conventions specific to political science as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field

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Alternatives to Grad School Political Science [closed]

I'm planning to apply to political science grad school. However, I've been having second thoughts. I'm incredibly burnt out this semester and don't want to be a workaholic in the future, though I see ...
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Another bachelor or PhD?

I have already completed two bachelor's degrees in law and social sciences. And a master's degree in political science. My field of study is interdisciplinary and focuses on social inequalities. I ...
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Organizing committee of conference announced publication of papers, but one year later, this hasn't happened. What to do?

I participated one year ago in a conference. The organizing committee asserted that they were planning to produce a publication from the papers presented at the conference and they announced they ...
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How to publish in a think tank?

I have written a blog post about an International event that I would like to publish in a think tank (I have three DC/London-based think tanks in mind), but none of them have submission section, and ...
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Post-Doc in Germany [closed]

I am a newbie and have a question. First of all let me introduce myself and the situation in which I am going through. I have just got my PhD from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey) from ...
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How to handle ethics review (IRB) when moving between institutions

Is it convention for a researcher who changes institutions to reapply for ethical review (IRB) on ongoing projects at a new institution, or keep working with the IRB files at the institution where the ...
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How to connect with professors as a non-academic?

Long story short, I could never attend higher education, and now, later in life, I would love to be with people 100x smarter than me that take a scientific approach to discussions. Professors seem ...
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What do people with bachelor's degrees in humanities actually end up doing? [closed]

If someone majors in political science or international relations or history, what do they end up actually doing as a career? I've found numerous sites that give the obvious answers what they can do, ...
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I am writing a briefing paper, and it only consists of facts and citations

I am writing a briefing paper, and it only consists of facts and citations. Literally every sentence is a quote or a link to another source. The topic of the paper is pretty much covered and there ...
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Is it possible to get another PhD in political science in Germany after getting a PhD in philosophy in Hong Kong

I am doing a PhD with concentration on continental philosophy in Hong Kong (my MPhil also had the same concentration too), but I am really interested in political theory and political science and ...
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Get in touch with potential PhD supervisor without a topic? How specific should I be?

I would like to work with a very specific person. That person has an interest in the overall topic I want to write my PhD in, but I have no idea what exactly that topic is going to be. But I am sure ...
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How much should I write about the competing policies?

I'm working on a political science problem that has attracted (by my count) fourteen proposed solutions, ranging from somewhat useful to positively harmful. Some are already law in many countries; ...
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How important is the writing sample for PhD application in Political Economy

I'm planning to apply for US's PhD program in Political Economy, and a writing sample of maximum 20 pages is part of the application requirements. The problem is I don't think that I have any recent ...
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Bad GRE scores, but otherwise decent application to PhD program. Still worth it? [duplicate]

I just finished my MA in Global Affairs, and I am applying to several International Relations PhD programs, one of which is very competitive. I have a 3.9 GPA, 1 1/2 years of experience in research ...
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Do policy papers count as research papers in a cv?

In the fields of International Studies or Politcal Science is very common to read and write policy papers, or analysis, rather than research papers. Do they have the same weight in a cv? Are research ...
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Is there any special field in political science to study security issues?

In my country, students can follow a special field in political science which is about security issues (like Terrorist, Threats and opportunities) in Masters programmes. The graduated people can work ...
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Should researchers disclose their political interests in publications?

Scenario: A researcher, who is also a member of the political party A, investigated the impact (e.g. on public health) of specific actions or policies (e.g. strikes or health expenditure cuts) ...
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What citation style is mainly used in political science?

According to Wikipedia, the most pertinent styles are Chicago and APSA, which is a variant of Chicago. But I could not find stronger references about this. EDIT. The purpose of my question is the ...
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how do I get in to political science Masters/Phd in a decent university with bad grades but good work experience? [duplicate]

I am from India. I have MBA degree with 2.5 GPA and my high school and college grades also not good either. This is largely because of my disinterest in the subjects I studied rather than pursuing my ...
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What is the best way to go about doing research as an undergrad (pointed question inside)?

I am a 19 year old sophomore at a well-regarded state university. I currently have a double major in the arts/humanities and public policy, with a minor in linguistics. I just took the intro to ...
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Method and content in selecting a social science dissertation project

General question: When working in an area of social science where method matters just as much as content (i.e., theory, question), how does one choose which should be the starting point for a ...