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by willh906
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: The Transparency Impulse in Political Science
Replies: 4
Views: 21104

Re: The Transparency Impulse in Political Science

Politico recently featured a detailed account of Hillary Clinton's campaign missteps in Michigan. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/michigan-hillary-clinton-trump-232547 This quote in particular stood out to me: "Michigan operatives relay stories like one about an older woman in Flint who s...
by willh906
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?
Replies: 7
Views: 26421

Re: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?

How should we address the normative dimension of our research? ... Rather, I worry that in explicating our normative grounding we might open up the possibility of a positivist critique of our work being beyond the purview of acceptable 'political science.' You are in good company. David Easton addr...
by willh906
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?
Replies: 7
Views: 26421

Re: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?

How should we address the normative dimension of our research? Like many of us, I study politics because I care about bringing about a more just world, and promoting justice or securing equality are prime motivations for identifying questions to answer. While 'justice' or 'equality' are universal [e...