Post Tagged with: "Ethnography"

What Do We Mean by ‘Local People’? The Palestinian Case.

What Do We Mean by ‘Local People’? The Palestinian Case.

In the West Bank and Gaza, municipal leaders do truly thankless and heroic tasks every day.  Let them represent their people.

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What I Learned Fending off Wild Camels in Pamukkale (A Travelogue)

Fieldwork teaches you to appreciate the similarities of individuals and communities across the globe.

Field Research, Research Design, and Scientific Method (A Personal Account)

Field Research, Research Design, and Scientific Method (A Personal Account)

“Science” is a many splendored and varied thing. It even includes qualitative research.

Institutions Matter, Or, What I Learned Sleeping with Lions in Kenya

Institutions Matter, Or, What I Learned Sleeping with Lions in Kenya

Several lessons can be learned from fieldwork. Experience in Kenya speaks to the variety found in the everyday functioning of societies, institutions and cultures.

Methods War: How Ideas Matter within Political Science

Methods War: How Ideas Matter within Political Science

Calls for qualitative scholars to share their fieldwork notes is not only illegal, but also threatens the integrity and quality of the qualitative research process.

Interview – Charles King

Interview – Charles King

Professor King discusses the decline of International Studies, the growth of quantitative methods in IR, and the issue of presenting research findings to wider audiences.

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

Research on cases of failure and success within and across peacekeeping operations should include the strengths of the quantitative approach and the power of ethnography.

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