Lec # Topics KEY DATES
1 Social Science as Science  
2 Forms of "Case-Oriented" Research Assignment 1 distributed
3 Hypotheses and Arguments in Qualitative Analysis Assignment 1 due
4 Defects in Research Design as Plausible Rival Explanations
5 PREs in the Context of Qualitative Data Collection  
6 Strategies for Purposeful Case Selection Assignment 2 distributed
7 Within-Case Study Analysis I Assignment 2 due
8 Within-Case Study Analysis II: Mechanisms as Causation  
9 Within-Case Study Analysis III: the "New" Process Tracing Assignment 3 distributed
10 Learning from Multiple Case Studies Assignment 3 due
11 Improving Rigor and Credibility  
12 Counterfactuals and Evidence