POLSCI 694 - Qualitative Research Methods
Fall 2019, Section 002 - Small-n Causal Inference
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science

Details

Credits:
1.5
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:

Description

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.

Schedule

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

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