Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Case Study I

when 30 July 2018 - 3 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee USD 300

This course provides participants with a set of methodological
tools that enable them to use case study methods in pursuit of
causal inference. We focus on the strengths and limitations of
different small-n methods aimed at establishing causality. We
study the types and scope of inference that are possible with these
methods. This introductory course begins with a justification for
using case study approaches for causal explanation in comparison
to quantitative analyses of large numbers of observations. We
move on to a discussion of the importance of concepts and
measurement in case studies, as well as the critical concern of case
selection. Case selection often comprises the method in many case
study approaches. We introduce the method of structured,
focused comparison as a prototype for case study analysis and end
with several versions of cross-case comparative methods.

Course leader

Professor Cameron G. Thies
Arizona State University
Cameron G. Thies Professor of Political Science and Director of the
School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. He
is a founding co-editor of Political Science Research and
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Target group

Appropriate and accessible for all levels of study

Course aim

Upon conclusion of the course, students will be able to: justify the
use case study approaches for causal explanation in comparison to
quantitative analyses, explain how to form concepts and properly
measure them for case studies; explain a variety of case selection
techniques; understand and apply the method of structured,
focused comparison as well as several versions of cross-case
comparative methods.

Fee info

USD 300: The course fee is USD 300 or RUR 18000
RUB 18000: The course fee is USD 300 or RUR 18000

Scholarships

IPSA Methods Schools Alumni Discount

We offer 50 % discount for all alumni of IPSA summer schools on methods held in St. Petersburg and other cities. Don't forget to mention it in the Registration form.

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