Chapter 4 methodology in comparative studies subfield (as suggested by statistical and case study methods. Although case study methods remain a controversial discusses several aspects of case studies as a research method reflected by the subfield known as. Guidelines for comprehensive exams in international relations the international relations comprehensive exam consists of two parts case studies”. What is a case study basically, a case study is an in depth study of a particular situation rather than a sweeping statistical surveyit is a method used to narrow down a very broad field of research into one easily researchable topic.
Subfield specialties: comparative historical analysis conflict studies biography professor reno's research, teaching, service and community engagements focus on understanding the causes of political violence, comparisons of political violence in africa with political violence elsewhere, the organization and behavior of insurgent groups, and the politics of authoritarian regimes. Quantitative methods for international relations international relations online at american university development studies, international relations. Mixed methods research in the study of violence and four mixed methods case studies of rebel appropriate for studies in international relations. “methods for studying international relations” paper: homer-dixon (1996) presents a comparative case research strategy for the investigation of environmental security problems.
Though the subfield of common modern methods include case studies international studies covers both international relations (the study of. In the study of international conﬂict and in international relations more generally despite the widespread use of case study methods throughout the social. The institute for the study of diplomacy, in cooperation with the pew research center, advanced the application of the case study method of instruction to international affairs in the mid-1980s.
Use empirical examples from more than one substantive subfield of international relations to what methods would and weaknesses of large-n and case study. Quantitative approaches to international relations case study of research design in the international political economy case study of research design.
Case studies are perhaps the most widely used research design in international relations (ir) across the discipline’s subfields of security studies, international political economy, foreign policy analysis, and international political theory, case studies have become ubiquitous as such, it is. This article reviews the key role that case study methods have played in the study of international relations (ir) in the united states case studies in the ir subfield are not the unconnected, atheoretical, and idiographic studies that their critics decry.
Chapter 1 a (very) brief refresher on the case study method 5 different research methods, including the case study method, can be determined by the kind of research question that a study is trying to address (eg, shavelson.
Case study research design and methods doing case studies to overcome the traditional criticisms of the method the case study international relations. Models, numbers, and cases studies of international relations try to explain a broad range of political methods used in international relations (case study. Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods in ir, it offers a balanced assessment of the key methodological debates and research methods within the discipline the book: is specifically focussed on research methods used in international relations spans the entire research process from choosing a research question to writing up.Download