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Qualitative Methods and Methodology
This course examines three leading qualitative approaches to the production of knowledge about world politics: comparative case studies, participant observation, and the analysis of social networks. It considers theoretical and application issues, as well as reading and discussing exemplary work in each of these different approaches. The course provides students with a "toolkit" for the analysis of questions and issues not amenable to quantification.

Research Methods of International Affairs - SIS 680 American University

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Qualitative Methods and Methodology
This course examines three leading qualitative approaches to the production of knowledge about world politics: comparative case studies, participant observation, and the analysis of social networks. It considers theoretical and application issues, as well as reading and discussing exemplary work in each of these different approaches. The course provides students with a "toolkit" for the analysis of questions and issues not amenable to quantification.

    SIS 680-lecture 1 Introduction

    SIS 680-lecture 1 Introduction

    • 1 hr 38 min
    SIS 680-lecture 2 comparative case study methodology

    SIS 680-lecture 2 comparative case study methodology

    • 1 hr 48 min
    SIS 680-lecture 2 Documentation: comparative case study proposal

    SIS 680-lecture 2 Documentation: comparative case study proposal

    SIS 680-lecture 3 Interpretive research & ethnography

    SIS 680-lecture 3 Interpretive research & ethnography

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    SIS 680-Lecture 3 Documentation: interpretive proposal

    SIS 680-Lecture 3 Documentation: interpretive proposal

    SIS 680-Lecture 3 Documentation: fieldnoting exercise

    SIS 680-Lecture 3 Documentation: fieldnoting exercise

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