Lecture Series Nov 2019: Derek Beach › view all
"How does it work, actually? Using process-tracing to understand causal processes"
Derek Beach, Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Aarhus gives a talk on "How does it work, actually? Using process-tracing to understand causal processes" in the Bremen Social Sciences Lecture Series.
The lecture takes place at at the University of Bremen, Unicom-Building 7, BIGSSS Conference Room 7.3280 at 14:15hrs on Nov 13, 2019.
"The study of causal mechanisms and processes is ubiqutious in the social sciences. But there is not agreement on how this can be achieved. In this talk, I will present recent advancements in process-tracing methods as one tool to study mechanisms, discussing its relative strengths and the tradeoffs involved with detailed tracing of mechanisms as they play out in real-world cases. The talk will conclude with a discussion of the developing standards for what determines the internal and external validity of mechanism-focused case studies."
About the Bremen Social Sciences Lecture Series:
Each semester BIGSSS, SOCIUM, InIIS and CRC 1342 invite a mix of established and young scholars to present their work to students and faculty as well as to the wider interested public. Taking place every month during the semester, the Bremen Social Sciences Lecture Series is the central meeting point for the research institutes and graduate school and provides an excellent opportunity for engaging in intensive, interdisciplinary, scholarly debate.