The course offers a framework of practice-based ideas, teaching delegates how to gather information, present findings, and ensure that completed work is both accurate and comprehensive in the presentation of factual evidence. Led by a collection of former parliamentary researchers and former think tank staff, the course will provide an effective instructional guide on the universal skills necessary to complete major pieces of political research with ease and confidence.All in all, this is an essential course for anyone who need to master, and grasp quickly, all the skills required to follow competent political research.
Introduction to Political Research
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The course provides comprehensive guidance and analysis on how to complete political research. The course also serves as a induction into the working in Westminster and the role of a parliamentary aide. Its also provides a practical framework on how to work proactively, as well as offering instructional guidance on how to generate evidence and background data from the parliamentary resources available within the House of Commons. The course offers a thorough instructional guide the role of a researcher, outlining how to support the work of a Member of Parliament, in Westminster.
"This course was excellent! I left with a much more clearer insight of how to complete my role. I would advise anyone who wants to further their career in political research to consider this outstanding course."
Attendee from The UN International Criminal Tribunal Court for Former Yugoslavia
“The course gave excellent insights into this highly specialised skill. I would highly recommend this course to anyone faced with the challenged of writing for others.”
Attendee from Germany based at the European Central Bank
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Attendee from the BMA
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Attendee from the Executive Team at Southampton University
“Excellent interactive course. Feel that it was a valuable use of a day”
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Attendee from Amnesty International
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Attendee from The Environment Agency
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