Interpretive Political Science
|National Centre for Research Methods and European Consortium for Political Research|
Professor Rod Rhodes, Professor Jack Corbett and Dr John Boswell
20/05/2019 - 22/05/2019
Room 39/2015, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants
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Many students in the social sciences, especially in political science, public policy and public administration who decide to undertake qualitative or interpretive research feel they are unqualified to do so. They express deep-seated confusion about the reliability and generalizability of data, results, and conclusions. In particular they feel that interpretive approaches lack the type of specialised training that has become commonplace in quantitative political science. The aim of this course is to redress this gap. We will equip students with a toolkit that will enable them to both conceptualise and execute an interpretive project.
The course covers:
By the end of the course participants will:
The course is primarily aimed at PhD students and early career scholars of political science, public policy and public administration, but scholars of other social science disciplines, such as criminology, sociology, planning or legal studies, will also benefit from it. There are no pre-requisites but you will be asked to bring a written summary of your research with you.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is:
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