Syllabus/achievement requirements


Gerring, John (2007) Case Study Research (Cambridge University Press). Ch. 1-6 + Epilogue. (194p)

Goertz, Gary (2005) Social Science Concepts (Princeton: Princeton University Press). Ch. 1, 2, 5. (93p)   

King, Gary, Robert O. Keohane and Sidney Verba (1994) Designing Social Inquiry. Princeton University Press. Ch. 1-5. (227p)

Trachtenberg, Marc (2006) The Craft of International History: A Guide to Methods. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Ch. 2-5. (139p)

To be found in an article compilation which can be bought at Kopiutsalget at Akademika bookstore at Blindern campus

Charmaz, Kathy (2003) “Qualitative interviewing and grounded theory analysis”, pp. 311-330 in James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gudrium (eds.) Inside Interviewing: New Lenses, New Concerns. London: Sage. (20p)

Fearon, James D. and David Latin (2008) “Integrating qualitative and quantitative research methods”, in Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady and David Collier (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (20p)

Johnston, Richard (2008) “Survey methodology”, in Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, and David Collier (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (20p)

Rueschemeyer, Dietrich (2003) “Strategies of causal assessment in comparative historical analysis”, in James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (eds.) Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (35p)

Downloadable articles, books and other texts

You can search the articles and e-books in the e-journal database available at the University of Oslo Library. This requires having access to and being logged onto the UiO system. Contact the Reference Services at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library if you have problems finding the literature.

Achen, Christopher H. and Duncan Snidal (1989) “Rational deterrence theory and comparative case studies”, World Politics 41, 2: 143-169. (27p)

Adcock, Robert and Collier, David (2001): “Measurement validity: a shared standard for qualitative and quantitative research”, American Political Science Review 95: 529-546. (18p)

APSA: Qualitative Methods - Symposium: discourse and content analysis, Qualitative Methods 2, 1 (2004) s. 15-40. (26p)

Collier, David (2011) “Understanding process tracing”, PS: Political Science and Politics 44, 4: 823-830. (8p)

Frendreis, John P. (1983) “Explanation of variation and detection of covariation: the purpose and logic of comparative analysis”, Comparative Political Studies 16: 255-272. (18p)

Fujii, Lee Ann (2010) “Shades of truth and lies: interpreting testimonies of war and violence”, Journal of Peace Research 47, 2: 231-241. (11p)

Gaskarth, Jamie (2006) “Discourses and ethics: the social construction of British foreign policy”, Foreign Policy Analysis 2: 325-341. (17p)

Geddes, Barbara (1990) “How the cases you choose affect the answers you get: selection bias in comparative politics”, Political Analysis 2, 1: 131-150. (20p)

Hopf, Ted (2002) Social Construction of International Politics: Identities and Foreign Policies, Moscow, 1955 and 1999. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Ch. 1. (38p)

Krosnick, Jon A. (1999) “Survey research”, Annual Review of Psychology 50: 537-567. (31 p)

Levy, Jack S. (2008) “Case studies: types, designs, and logic of inference”, Conflict Management and Peace Science 25: 1-18. (18p)

Lieberman, Evan S. (2005) “Nested analysis as a mixed-method strategy for comparative research”, American Political Science Review 99, 3: 435-452. (18p)

Mahoney, James and Gary Goertz (2006) “A tale of two cultures: contrasting quantitative and qualitative research”, Political Analysis 14, 3: 227-249. (23p)

Megoran, Nick (2006) “For ethnography in political geography: experiencing and re-imagining Ferghana Valley boundary closures”, Political Geography 25: 622-640. (19p)

Neumann, Iver B. (2002) “Returning practice to the linguistic turn: the case of diplomacy”, Milennium: Journal of International Studies 31, 3: 627-651. (25s)

Posner, Daniel (2004) “The political salience of cultural differences: why Chewas and Tumbukas are allies in Zambia and adversaries in Malawi”, American Political Science Review 98, 4: 529-546. (18p)

Verwimp, Philip (2003) “Testing the double genocide thesis for central and southern Rwanda”, Journal of Conflict Resolution 47, 4: 423-442. (20p)

Weyland, Kurt (2009) “The diffusion of revolution: ‘1848’ in Europe and Latin America”, International Organization 63: 391-423. (33p)


Total: 1,123 pages





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