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Introduction to Causal Process Tracing

March 6, 2023 - March 10, 2023

€390 – €460

Process tracing is a research method for tracing causal mechanisms using detailed, within-case empirical analysis of how a causal process plays out in an actual case. This five-day online course provides participants with a working understanding of the core elements of process tracing (PT) as a robust case study method, enabling them to utilize it in their own research – either alone or in combination with other methods. The course will discuss PT’s relative strengths and limitations, different variants, and how it can be combined productively with other methods in multi-method designs such as experiments or small/medium-n comparisons. The core elements of PT will be introduced, focusing on what we are actually “tracing” using PT (the causal process), how we are able to make evidence-based causal inferences using within-case, mechanistic evidence, and how we can combine within-case and cross-case knowledge.

Details

Start:
March 6, 2023
End:
March 10, 2023
Cost:
€390 – €460
Event Category:
Website:
https://afww.uni-konstanz.de/de/node/1518

Organizer

Derek Beach (Aarhus University)

Venue

Online

Comparative Methods for Systematic Cross-Case Analysis