POLSCI 694 - Qualitative Research Methods
Section: 001 Measurement
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
1.5
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces qualitative research methods for political science. Part I (694-001) surveys measurement theory and techniques for obtaining and evaluating qualitative data from observation, documentary sources, and interactions with subjects, and aggregating these data into descriptions, narrative accounts, and data sets. Part II (694-002) presents modern approaches to causal inference in small-n studies, including methodologies for process-tracing and mixed methods. The course includes discussions on the relationship between quantitative and qualitative data and the current debate on standards for data access and analytic transparency in the discipline. Students are encouraged to take the entire course, but may choose to enroll in only one of the two sections. Both sections are required for the course to count towards the major or minor in Political Methodology in the political science Ph.D. program.

Intended Audience:

This course is for PhD students in political science only; other students are required to obtain permission from the instructor before enrolling.

POLSCI 694 - Qualitative Research Methods
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
30647
Open
15
17POLSCI Grad
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Tu 3:30PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
32389
Open
15
17POLSCI Grad
-
Tu 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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