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Oldmixon, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Undergraduates frequently approach research methods classes with trepidation and skepticism, owing in part to math-phobia and confusion over how methodology is relevant to their interests. These self-defeating barriers to learning undermine the efficacy of methods classes. This essay discusses a strategy for overcoming these barriers--use of a…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Research Methodology
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Marineau, Josiah F. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Many new political science faculty at teaching universities are recent PhD recipients, and are coming to these institutions from research-oriented universities. There are considerable differences between the training for graduate students received at research universities and the expectations for faculty at teaching universities. This essay…
Descriptors: Political Science, Teaching Experience, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty