Workshop Series in Case Study Research

Lisa L. Miller, LAPA Fellow; Rutgers University

Wed, 04/17/2013
Noon, 438 Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
By Invitation Only

The fourth workshop in the series will be presented by Lisa L. Miller, LAPA Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, who will present,. "Making the State Pay: Violence and the politicization of crime in comparative perspective."  The papers will be available here prior to the workshop. 

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About the Workshop 

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a series of discussions on a) how researchers define and use case studies b) how they confront and resolve the basic problems of inference that arise in their research and c) how case studies provide crucial contributions to their field of study.  

The workshops will promote discussion about real world research problems and ways of resolving them and do so in the context of communicating the work to a larger scholarly community. 

The format is for a speaker/guest to circulate one or two readings, then offer a short presentation at the start of the workshop. Speakers can present work of their own – in progress or complete – or other work that they wish to discuss.  The purpose of the discussion is to explore challenges and obstacles in the work and seek common solutions and shared understandings.  

The workshop is open to anyone who currently conducts, or would like to conduct, case study research. Topics might include: case selection (multiple v. single case studies, most similar v. most different  cases, comparative/historical, etc), observation techniques (interviews, participation observation, ethnography, for example), overcoming access to data problems (such as subjects, archives, etc), drawing inference, among others.  


Wednesdays from 12-1:30PM in 438 Robertson Hall

lunch will be served 

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May 1