*Research Design II. Case Studies and Qualitative Methods*
Dozent: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel
Zeit: Montag, 10:15 bis 11:45 Uhr
The course provides an in-depth introduction into research designs and methods commonly used in small-n research. Topics include causality and explanation, causal inference, concept specification, case selection, data collection, measurement, process tracing, content and discourse analysis. Students learn to evaluate the strength and weaknesses of qualitative approaches and to critically design and improve their own research.
Geddes, Barbara. 2003. Paradigms and sand castles theory building and research design in comparative politics. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press.
Gerring, John. 2007. Case study research principles and practices. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Goertz, Gary. 2006. Social science concepts. A user's guide. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
Hall, Peter. 2003. "Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Research." In Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences, ed. J. Mahoney and D. Rueschemeyer. New York: Cambridge University Press: 373-406.
King, Gary, Robert O. Keohane, and Sidney Verba. 1994. Designing Social Inquiry. Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Leistungsnachweis: 1 classroom presentation/comment, 5 response papers (300 words), term paper (3000 words)