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Qualitative Methods in Social Science Research

Course Number: 84-711

In this mini course, we will explore research techniques that focus on empirical evidence but do not require quantification of data. The aim is to provide students methodological tools and practical experience to conduct qualitative research at a proficient level. We will study four qualitative techniques used in social science research: interviews, archival analysis, process tracing, and counterfactuals. Given the breadth and brevity of the course, students who decide to conduct qualitative research for their master's thesis are encouraged to work through the literature covered in the course in more detail.

Academic Year: 2024-2025
Semester(s): Fall, Mini 1
Units: 6
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Fall 2024, Mini 1
7:00-9:50 PM