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Online methods clinic

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!

To register, please visit Methods Clinic: Issues in Interpretive Research – Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (apsanet.org)

Virtual IPA Community of Practice

Hosted by Severine van Bommel (UQ), the Virtual Community of Practice for Interpretive Practitioners meets bi-monthly to share experiences and discuss topics related to interpretive policy analysis. The meetings will be 1.5 hr.

During the meeting some publications will be discussed that have recently come out about the new directions in Interpretive Policy Analysis.
Interested in joining? Send an email to Severine van Bommel (s.vanbommel@uq.edu.au)

New podcast – Lisa Wedeen

“New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science”

We are very pleased to share that Nick Cheesman (Australian National University) has launched a new podcast series in the New Books Network of podcasts, on New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science that features interviews with authors of essential interpretive research methods texts, and exemplary studies in interpretive political and social science. It is produced in collaboration with the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association.

The series explores books in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Method, edited by Dvora Yanow and Peri Schwartz-Shea, as well as books that have received the IMM’s Charles Taylor Award.

Please click here for the first four podcasts:

Episode 1 (Peregrine Schwartz-Shae and Dvora Yanow)

Episode 2 (Sarah Marie Wiebe)

Episode 3 (Frederic C. Schaffer)

Episode 4 (James C. Scott)

Episode 5 (Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely)

Episode 6 (Lisa Wedeen)

To pitch a book, or for more information about the channelplease contact the host: Nick Cheesman, email: nick.cheesman@anu.edu.au