Topic 1: Competing Epistemological Assumptions
 Beyond visual metaphors of transparency that seem to imply correspondence notions of truth, theoretical fit or data uniformity, what other evaluative criteria in research practices are used within political science?
 What epistemic frames inform, tacitly or explicitly, various qualitative and interpretive methods?
 How can alternative epistemic frames expand and enhance conceptualizations of the political, and in so doing contribute to the discipline?
If you are responding to a specific question, please reference it as Question 1, 2 or 3. This will help structure the discussion a bit more. Thanks.