Methods Clinic: Issues in Interpretive Research

The IMM and APSA’s Women’s Caucus in Political Science co-sponsor a monthly online Methods Clinic convened by Prof. Peregrine Schwartz-Shea (University of Utah, em.) and Prof. Dvora Yanow (Wageningen University).

The Methods Clinic is a monthly online drop-in session for scholars interested in interpretive research. The Methods Clinic meets via Zoom on the third Friday of the month at 4pm Central European Time (GMT+1)/8am Mountain Time (US) for 70 to 90 minutes.

Scholars are encouraged to bring questions for informal discussion. Topics could include specific issues in research design, writing, quality criteria, engaging with reviewers, or others. Occasionally, the focus will be centered on specific topics, readings, a “New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science” podcast, or an invited researcher. Topic requests are welcome (e.g., ethnography, discourse analysis, metaphor analysis). If possible, small group discussions of shared interests will be held during last 20 minutes. Graduate students are welcome!

Up-Coming Methods Clinic:

The next Methods Clinic will be held on May 21, 2021 at 4pm Central European Time (GMT+1)/8am Mountain Time (US). The clinic will explore “Documents and Beyond” and feature guest discussant: Dr. Michelle Weitzel (University fo Basel).

Advance registration is required. To register, please visit:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

For complete information please see the May 21 Flyer (pdf).

Previous Methods Clinics

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