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The University of Southampton
Centre for Political Ethnography

Interpretive Political Science Course

Published: 9 March 2018

The National Centre for Research Methods and the University of Southampton are organising a course for those interested about Interpretive Political Science.

Details on the course can be found below:

Course date: 9 –11 May 2018
Venue: University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton
Presenters: Professor Rod Rhodes, Dr John Boswell and Dr Jack Corbett

The course covers:

  • Situating the interpretive approach in relation to other ways of doing political science research by reference to the philosophical, epistemological, and methodological assumptions on which these approaches are based;
  • The theoretical and analytical tools students need to design and conduct their research project;
  • The toolkit of methods used by interpretive scholars to collect data, including ethnographic and interview-based methods;
  • The standards that will both ensure results are reliable and maximise the impact of findings; andGuidance on the norms and principles used to analyse data in an interpretive project.

Cost, bursaries & registration for the course can be found here.

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