As promised, here’s the 2008 edition of the constructivism podcast. Yes, it’s about an hour long, but it’s also the only “reading” you have to do for class on Tuesdayâ€¦
Upon re-watching some of my podcasts from last year’s course I think that they’re still about as good as I can do for the moment, so the first two podcasts will be the same as last year’s:
For realism, go here.
For liberalism, go here.
At this point I am planing to re-do the constructivism and critical challenges lectures for 2008.
The grand finale of SIS-680, in which I discuss the differences between science and politics, as well as the differences between the various styles of research discussed in the class.
Here are the four pieces of your final paper, as discussed in class today:
1) scholarly literature you’re debating/engaging with;
2) research question and methodological proposal for answering it;
3) gather some informationâ€¦start doing the project;
4) tell me what else needs to be done!
The tenth, and final, lecture for SIS-206, Summer 2008. Topic: “Choosing a Research Methodology, or, PTJ’s sermon on social science as a vocation.”
This is a shorter one than usual.
Here’s the ninth lecture from SIS-206, Summer 2008. Topic: “Monistic Causation II: Discourse Analysis.” Due to a technical glitch, this is just the slides — no audio recorded, even though I delivered the lecture live in the classroom. Oh well — if you weren’t there, you missed my witty banter.
Pay special attention to the last slide, which gives the four things I’d like to see in the monistic causation research proposal due next week.
Click here for the slides.
The fourth lecture for SIS-680, Summer 2008. Topic: “Relational Research.”
Sorry this is late getting posted; I meant to do it earlier but was unable to. And be warned that this is an even longer one than usual, clocking in at something like 2 hours 10 minutes.
The eighth lecture from SIS-206, Summer 2008. Topic: “Monistic Causation, part one.”
The seventh lecture for SIS-206, Summer 2008. Topic: “Monistic Description II: Social Networks.”