Training and Events
methods@manchester summer school 2019 - Research Methods in Political Economy
Prof Wendy Olsen
01/07/2019 - 05/07/2019
The University of Manchester
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This five day workshop will equip scholars with the methodological tools for acquiring empirical knowledge in political economy and the theoretical tools for questioning the validity and limits of the knowledge produced.
It will begin with a brief exploration of the ontological and epistemological foundations of knowledge production, and then feature a series of intense workshop on different methodological approaches and techniques. This includes the quantitative approaches, such as Stata regression analyses and NVivo coding, as well as qualitative approaches, such as social network analysis and the conducting of semi-structured elite interviews. These sessions entail a combination of lectures, practical work and feedback. The course will then conclude with the utilisation of these techniques in your own specific research projects, presentations of your work, and a discussion of methodological strengths and weaknesses in each case.
To allow political economy scholars to develop or refine their methodological skills.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Students - £600
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Frameworks for Research and Research Designs, Epistemology, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Network analysis, Political Economy
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