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Methods in International Relations


Dozent/inProf. Dr. Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann
RaumIhnestraße 22 UG5

17.01.2013: 12 - 14 c.t., Ihnestraße 22: Raum UG5

18.01.2013: 10 - 18 c.t.,  Ihnestraße 22: Raum UG5

19.01.2013: 10 - 16 c.t.,  Ihnestraße 22: Raum UG5

25.01.2013: 10 - 18 c.t., Habelschwerdter Allee 45: Raum KL 23/140

26.01.2013: 10 - 16 c.t.,  Habelschwerdter Allee 45: Raum KL 23/140


The course presents an overview of the research methods used in International Relations and European studies. It presents, firstly, the central debates of the philosophy of science and the social sciences, and then explores different aspects of qualitative and quantitative methods.  Central questions addressed in the course are: What can social sciences’ researchers learn from the Natural Sciences? How can social science researchers develop good research designs? Can qualitative research with few case studies be conducted with the same methods of qualitative research?