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Pol Sc 222 March Essay. Due March 25 10 pages or 2500 words Worth 30 percent Choice of topics from list (or approved by instructor) Requires independent research: a minimum of five sources. Decide on topic by March 11 (tell me in class or send an email). Research sources 1.

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Pol sc 222 march essay

Pol Sc 222 March Essay

  • Due March 25

  • 10 pages or 2500 words

  • Worth 30 percent

  • Choice of topics from list (or approved by instructor)

  • Requires independent research: a minimum of five sources.

  • Decide on topic by March 11 (tell me in class or send an email).


Research sources 1

Research sources 1

  • Start with relevant chapter in Brooks, Canadian Democracy; and (especially) Bickerton and Gagnon (eds) Canadian Politics

  • Each topic will require reading outside the main texts. See bibliographies in Bickerton and Gagnon chapters.

  • Journals online or non-circulating in library.

  • Internet-based sources from Canadian think tanks and government research sources.

  • Keep general internet sources such as Wikipedia to a minimum.


Research sources 2

Research Sources 2

  • Check out the library’s own guide to political science research:

    http://stfx.libguides.com/polisci

  • Online resources through MacDonald Library:

    • Historica, Canadian Encyclopedia

    • Pro-Quest – media articles

    • JSTOR – journal articles

    • E-journals – specific journals where we have electronic


Research sources 3 journals

Research Sources 3Journals

  • Policy Options -- a magazine from IRPP

  • CJPS – Canadian Journal of Political Science

  • CPP – Canadian Public Policy

  • CPA – Canadian Public Administration


Research sources 4 think tanks

Research Sources 4:Think Tanks

  • Institute for Research on Public Policy

  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

  • C.D. Howe Institute

  • Canadian Policy Research Networks

  • Brookings Institution (USA)


Advice

Advice

  • Read, take notes, and reflect

  • Formulate your own arguments

  • Organize your thoughts

  • Use your own words, but you can use short quotes from authors

  • References must be properly cited within the paper, and in a bibliography

  • Email me/ see me in office hours, if you need help


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