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The Research Group on Qualitative and Multi-Method Analysis

June 20-21, 2015, Maxwell School of Syracuse University

The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) is held at the same time as a Research Group. While the Institute focuses on teaching research skills, the Research Group is a workshop for authors who are developing qualitative and multi-method research techniques, or applying such methods in innovative ways. 


8:30-11:00 John Gerring, Case Study Research: Principles and Practices
Discussants: Danny Hidalgo and Nahomi Ichino 

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Hillel Soifer, Shadow Cases in Comparative Research
Discussant: Gary Goertz

12:15-1:15 Lunch 

1:15-3:45 Gerardo L. Munck, How Knowledge Evolves: Goals, Strategies, and Methods in Research on Politics
Discussant: John Gerring

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Kendra Koivu, Flipping the Switch: The Necessity of Sufficient Condition Counterfactuals
Discussant: Hillel Soifer


9:00-10:00 Markus Kreuzer, Look Before You Leap:  Bayesian Process Tracing, Test Strength, and Causal Inference  
Discussant: Kendra Koivu 

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 James Mahoney, A Set-Theoretic Approach to Bayesian Process Tracing
Discussant: Markus Kreuzer 

11:15-11:30 Break

11.30-12.30 Gary Goertz, Multimethod Research  
Discussants: Carsten Schneider and Charles Ragin

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Gary Goertz, Multimethod Research  
Discussants: Carsten Schneider and Charles Ragin

If you have any questions about the 2016 Research Group, please contact the group coordinators, John Gerring of Boston University ( and James Mahoney of Northwestern University (


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