Foley Institute Summer Graduate Fellowship in Research Methods at Syracuse University
Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research
Maxwell School of Syracuse University
June 17–30, 2012
The 2012 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research will be held at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Participants at the 2012 institute will arrive on Sunday, June 17, and depart on Saturday, June 30. Classes will commence on June 18. The institute will run until the evening of Friday, June 29, with a two-day break on June 23 and 24. This fellowship is open to all currently enrolled Washington State University Ph.D. students in any discipline.
The institute seeks to enable students to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It explores the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. Topics include research design, concept formation, methods of structured and focused comparisons of cases, typological theory, case selection, process tracing, comparative historical analysis, congruence testing, path dependency, interpretivism, counterfactual analysis, interview and field research (including archival) techniques, necessary and sufficient conditions, fuzzy set methods, and philosophy of science issues relevant to qualitative research.
IQMR attendees receive constructive feedback on their own qualitative research designs, and the course also includes discussions led by the authors of well known works which employ qualitative methods. Illustrations are drawn from exemplary research in international relations, comparative politics, and American politics.
Your research design should be advanced enough that you will be in a position to present your proposed research to fellow students and faculty to critique.
To apply for Foley Institute funding for the summer institute please send the following:
- A one-page application letter detailing your research, and how this institute would specifically benefit and enhance your research project.
- A current resume.
- A letter of recommendation from a member of your Ph.D. committee.
All completed applications must be received by the Foley Institute (316 Bryan Hall, PO Box 645136, Pullman, WA, 99164-5136) by February 3, 2012. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by February 13, 2012. The Foley Institute will cover the tuition, lodging, and meals for one WSU applicant. Transportation to and from Syracuse will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
For more information contact Richard Elgar at email@example.com or 509-335-3477.