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Předmět, akademický rok 2019/2020
  
Metodologický seminář - PhD - JPD006
Anglický název: Metodologický seminář - PhD
Zajišťuje: Katedra mezinárodních vztahu (23-KMV)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2015
Semestr: oba
Body: 10
E-Kredity: 10
Rozsah, examinace: 0/1 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: zimní:neurčen / 9999 (9999)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (9999)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět lze zapsat opakovaně
předmět je určen pouze pro doktorandy
předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
student může plnit i v dalších letech
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A.
Vyučující: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A.
Patří mezi: International Relations (XXIR, XXIRK)
Mezinárodní vztahy (XXMV)
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A. (27.10.2019)
This course offers, at an advanced level, an outline of the main methodologies and methods used in the discipline of International Relations. The introductory part of the course maps the main methodological approaches, their meta-theoretical and theoretical context, and the main general parameters of the research design. The other parts are concerned with the main quantitative explanatory methodologies (statistical methods), qualitative explanatory methodologies (explanatory case study, comparative methods) and interpretative methodologies (interpretative case study, discourse analysis)
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A. (27.10.2019)

The course has the following aims:

1) to offer a „horizontal“ outline of the main methodologies in the discipline – to refresh the knowledge of students, who passed methodological courses in their previous studies, and to deepen their knowledge, and to provide the necessary knowledge to students who did not so far study methodology in a systematic manner

 

2) to stress the main necessary parts of the research design and to discuss the particularities and possibilities of their horizontal application across individual methodologies

 

3) discuss „vertical“ connections between methodologies, meta-theories and theories, and the natural and conventional affinities between concrete methodologies and meta-theoretical and theoretical approaches

 

4) discuss more concretely research methods used within individual methodologies

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A. (27.10.2019)

1) reading of the mandatory literature

 

2) participation at sessions

Participation at the introductory session is expected. Out of the three other sessions, each student has to attend at least two sessions.

 

3) active participation at discussion at sessions

 

4) written reflections on the mandatory readings

The reflections will be prepared during the sessions.

 

5) research design  

Each student will submit a research proposal of his/her Ph.D. dissertation, which will have a strong theoretical and methodological component. The proposal will be submitted at the end of the Summer Semester as it will be prepared both for this course and the course on theoretical approaches (taught by Prof. Hynek).

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A. (27.10.2019)

Seminar discussion related to the mandatory literature combined with short written exercises at the sessions

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A. (27.10.2019)

Course structure

 

 

1. Research methodologies and research design, meta-theoretical and theoretical context of methodology, basic methodological approaches (October 15)

 

- research design

Karlas, Jan, Introductory handout for the course JPD006 Methodological seminar, Prague, 21. 9. 2019 [6 pages]

 

Babbie, The Basics of Social Research, Belmont, CA.: Thomson Wadsworth, 2007, chapter 4 „Research Design“, pp. 95-129 [34 pages]

 

- meta-theoretical and theoretical approaches in IR

Wendt, Alexander, Social Theory of International Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, subchapter “A map of structural theorizing”, pp. 22-33 [11 pages]

 

Kurki, Milja, Causation in International Relations: Reclaiming Causal Analysis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, chapter 2 “Controversy over the causes in the social sciences”, pp. 60-88 [28 pages] and chapter 5 “Attempts to move beyond humeanism”, pp. 147-189 [42 pages]

 

- basic methodological approaches

McNabb, David E., Research Methods for Political Science: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2004, chapter 23 “Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods”, pp. 341-356 [15 pages]

 

Mahoney, James – Goertz, Gary (2006) A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Political Analysis, vol. 14, pp. 227-249 [22 pages]

 

[session 1 = 130 pages]

 

 

2. Quantitative explanatory approach –  statistical methods (October 22)

 

- basic literature

Franklin, Mark, Quantitative Analysis, in Della Porta, Donatella – Keating, Michael (eds), Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 4th edition, 2012, pp. 240-262 [22 pages]

 

McNabb, David E., Research Methods for Political Science: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2004, chapter 8 ”Fundamental Concepts in Quantitative Research”, pp. 113-122 [9 pages]

 

McNabb, David E., Research Methods for Political Science: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2004, chapter 13 “Interpreting Survey Results with Descriptive Statistics”, pp. 189-205 [16 pages]

 

McNabb, David E., Research Methods for Political Science: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2004, chapter 18 “Regression Analysis in Political Science”, pp. 271-286 [15 pages]

 

- applications

Haftel, Thompson, Independence of International Organizations: Concept and Applications, Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 50, 253-275 [22 pages]

 

Lebovic, James H., and Elizabeth N. Saunders, The Diplomatic Core: The Determinants of High-Level US Diplomatic Visits, 1946-2010, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 60, pp. 107-123 [16 pages]

 

[session 2 = 100 pages]

 

 

3. Qualitative explanatory approach – explanatory case study, comparative methods (November 5)

 

- basic literature

see a reading for session 1, Goertz, Mahoney, A Tale of Two Cultures

 

Van Evera, Stephen, Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997, chapter 2 “What Are Case Studies? How Should They be Performed?”, pp. 49-88 [39 pages]

 

Mahoney, James, After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research, World Politics, vol. 62, no. 1, 2010, only pages 120-131 [11 pages]

 

Beach, Derek – Pedersen, Rasmus Brun (2013) Process-Tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, chapter 4 “Working with Theories of Causal Mechanisms”, pp. 45-67 [22 pages]

 

- applications

Moravcsik, Andrew, The Origins of Human Rights Regimes: Democratic Delegation in Postwar Europe, International Organization, vol. 54, no. 2, 2000, pp. 217-252 [35 pages]

 

Walldorf, William C., Argument, institutional process, and human rights sanctions in democratic foreign policy, European Journal of International Relations, vol. 16, no. 4, 2010, pp. 639-662 [23 pages]

 

Doner, Richard F., Ritchie, Bryan K., Slater, Dan, Systematic Vulnerability and the Origins of Developmental States, International Organization, vol. 59, 2005, 327-361 [34 pages]

 

[session 3 = 145 pages]

 

 

4. Interpretative approach – interpretative case study, discourse analysis; Content analysis (November 19)

 

- basic literature

Stake, R. E., Qualitative Case Studies. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Sage handbook of qualitative research, pp. 443-466. Thousand Oaks, CA, : Sage Publications Ltd. [23 pages]

 

Philips, Nelson – Hardy, Cynthia, Discourse Analysis: Investigating Process of Social Construction, London: SAGE, 2002, chapter 1 „What Is Discourse Analysis?“, s. 1-17, chapter 2 „The Variety of Discourse Analysis“, pp. 18-38, chapter 4 „The Challenges of Discourse Analysis“, pp. 59-80 [48 pages]

 

Berg, Bruce L. (ed), An Introduction to Content Analysis, Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, chapter 23 “Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods”, pp. 238-259 [21 pages]

 

- applications

Koslowski, Rey – Kratochwil, Friedrich, Understanding Change in International Politics: The Soviet Empire’s Demise and the International System, International Organization, vol. 48, no. 2, 1994, pp. 215-247 [32 pages]

 

Doty, Roxanne Lynn, Foreign Policy as Social Construction: A Post-Positivist Analysis of U.S. Counterinsurgency Policy in the Philippines, International Studies Quarterly, 37, 1993, pp. 297-320 [23 pages]

 

Binder, Martin, Heupel, Monika (2015) The Legitimacy of the UN Security Council: Evidence from Recent General Assembly Debates, International Studies Quarterly, 59, 2015, pp. 238-250 [12 pages]  

 

[session 4 = 159 pages]

 

 

Mandatory literature:

see the mandatory literature for the individual sessions

 

Basic recommended literature:

Babbie, Earl A., The Basics of Social Research, Belmont, CA.: Thomson Wadsworth, 2007

 

Bhaskar, Roy A., A Realist Theory of Science, London: Verso, 1975

 

Bhaskar, Roy A., The Possibility of Naturalism, London: Routledge, 1979

 

Blecha, Ivan. Filosofie, Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2002

 

Brady, Henry E. – Collier, David, Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004

 

Collier, David - Gerring, John (eds) Concepts and Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori, New York – London: Routledge, 2008

 

Collier, David – LaPorte, Jody – Seawright, Jason, Putting Typologies to Work: Concept Formation, Measurement, and Analytic Rigor, Political Research Quarterly, 65, 1, 2012, s. 217-232

 

Creswell, John W., Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches, 2. vydání, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2003

 

Della Porta, Donatella – Keating, Michael (eds), Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 4. vydání, 2012

 

Field, Andy P., Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (and sex, drugs, and rock´n´roll), 3. vydání, Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2009

 

George, Alexander. L. – Bennett, Andrew, Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences, Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2005

 

Gerring, John, Social Science Methodology: Unified Framework, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001

 

Gerring, John, Case Study Research: Principles and Practices, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007

 

Goertz, Gary, Social Science Concept’s: A User’s Guide, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006

 

Goertz, Gary – Mahoney, James, A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012

 

Hall, Peter A., Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Research, in Mahoney James -  Rueschemeyer, Dietrich, Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences, Cambridge, and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, s. 373 – 404

 

Hendl, Jan, Kvalitativní výzkum: základní metody a aplikace, 1. vydání, Praha: Portál, 2005

 

King, Gary – Keohane, Robert O. – Verba, Sidney, Designing Social Inquiry, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994

 

Kořan, Michal, Člověk, poznání a mezinárodní politika, Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2008

 

Kurki, Milja, Causation in International Relations: Reclaiming Causal Analysis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008

 

McNabb, David E., Research Methods for Political Science: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2004

 

Marsh, David – Stoker, Gerry (eds), Theory and Methods in Political Science, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

 

Ochrana, František, Metodologie vědy: Úvod do problému, 1. vydání, Praha: Karolinum, 2009

 

Pennings, Paul – Keman, Hans – Kleinijenhuis, Jan, Doing research in political science: an introduction to comparative methods and statistics, London: SAGE, 2006

 

Philips, Nelson – Hardy, Cynthia, Discourse Analysis: Investigating Process of Social Construction, London: SAGE, 2002

 

Ragin, Charles C. – Becker, Howard Saul (eds), What is the Case? Exploring the Foundations of Social Inquiry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992

 

Ragin, Charles C., Fuzzy-Set Social Science, Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2000

 

Rihoux, Benoit – Ragin, Charles C. (eds), Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Methods (QCA) and related techniques, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2009

 

Stake, Robert E., Art of Case Study Research, Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 1995

 

Van Evera, Stephen, Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997

 
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