Political Science | Reseach Methods in Political Science
Y580 | 25564 | Kasza

Y580, Section 25564, Research Methods in Political Science  (3 cr)
	Day/Time to be arranged		Professor Kasza

Topic: Qualitative Methods

This course trains students in the use of a variety of qualitative
research methods.  The readings include general treatments of
qualitative methods, pieces of research that illustrate the use of
these methods, and several practicum exercises in which students
will employ the methods themselves (e.g., conducting interviews).
The course begins with discussion of the philosophical underpinnings
of qualitative research.  We will then examine the following
methods: small-n/case study research, comparative historical
analysis (archival research), interviews, focus groups, participant
observation, interpretivist methods/hermeneutics, and culture
studies/politics and the arts.  The written work for the course
comprises five short papers.