Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide

Paperback | December 1, 2009

EditorAudie Klotz

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We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research:How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations.

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We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research:How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent ...

AUDIE KLOTZ, Associate Professor at Syracuse University, USA, is most recently co-author of Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations. Her current research on state identity compares immigration policies in South Africa, Canada, and Australia.DEEPA PRAKASH is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Syracuse Uni...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction--A.Klotz
PART I: RESEARCH DESIGN
Thinking Tools--A.Leander
Feminist Methodological Reflection--B.Ackerly
Case Selection--A.Klotz
PART II: CLASSIC QUALITATIVE TOOLS
Discourse Analysis--I.B.Neumann
Historical Representations--K.C.Dunn
Ethnographic Research--H.Gusterson
Process Tracing--J.T.Checkel
PART III: BOUNDARY CROSSING TECHNIQUES
Political Personality Profiling--J.M.Post
Content Analysis--M.G.Hermann
Pragmatic Analysis--G.Duffy
Agent Based Modeling--M.J.Hoffmann
PART IV: IMPLICATIONS
'Qualitative' Methods?--S.Barkin
Practicing Pluralism; D.Prakash