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Comparative Case Study Design
|University of Exeter - Penryn Campus|
Dr. Eva Thomann
03/06/2019 - 07/06/2019
Penryn, Cornwall, UK
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We offer two tailored 5-day (1 week) qualitative methods modules on one of the UK’s most scenic university campuses, close to the lovely beaches of Cornwall. The modules have a practical, hands-on focus on the possibilities and pitfalls of applying a range of comparative qualitative and case study techniques in different research settings. Each module has up to 25 participants and consists of a 3 hour seminar in the morning and a 1 hour lab session in the afternoon each day.
The modules are open to postgraduate research students, PhD students, postdocs, academics, and research-oriented practitioners who engage in social research, across the UK and internationally. Upon completion of a written assignment, each module is credited with an equivalent of 7.5 ECTS points. You can also attend the modules without getting credits if you wish to.
You can sign up for one or both modules. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com .
Week 1: Comparative Case Study Design
What? This module provides you with the skills needed to design your qualitative case study research. It covers concept formation, casing and case selection, logics and strategies of comparison, accounting for context and time, data collection strategies, and both conceptual and research-practical issues such as limited diversity, Galton’s problem, conceptual stretching, and thinking about scope conditions. In the lab sessions, we will work extensively with you on your own research projects.
Who? The course targets MRes and PhD students, researchers and research-oriented practitioners from the United Kingdom and abroad, in the social sciences and beyond. You should have basic knowledge of empirical social research (e.g. what is a case and what is a variable). Those who bring along a specific empirical project will benefit most, but this is not required.
At the end of the week, you will:
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
External participants from within the UK:
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Exploratory Research, Explanatory Research and Causal analysis, Comparative and Cross National Research, Cross-Sectional Research, Longitudinal Research , Quasi-Experimental Research, Evaluation Research, Case Study, Mixed Methods, Sampling , Qualitative sampling, Non-probability sampling
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