SoSe 13: Researching Politics: Qualitative Methods and Research Strategies
This course introduces students to qualitative methods, research strategies and approaches to the study of politics. Students will acquire basic skills regarding the development of research designs, ... Lesen Sie weiter
This course introduces students to qualitative methods, research strategies and approaches to the study of politics. Students will acquire basic skills regarding the development of research designs, concept formation, the development of analytical narratives and causal explanations of political processes. In addition to familiarizing students with different qualitative approaches to the study of politics, including, amongst others, political ethnography, case study research and comparative historical analysis, the seminar also aims at providing participants with basic skills regarding how to carry out these methods in practice. Regular participation as well as very good English language skills is required.
Literaturhinweise: Della Porta, Donatella and Michael Keating (eds.) (2008): Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. - Geddes, Barbara (2003): Paradigms and Sand Castles: Theory Building and research Design in Comparative Politics: Michigan: University of Michigan Press. - Mahoney, James and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (eds.) (2003): Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. - Pierson, Paul (2004): Politics in Time: History, Institutions, and Social Analysis. Princeton: Princeton University Press. - Schatz, Edward (ed.) (2009): Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.