The 2016 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) will be held at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Participants at the 2016 institute will arrive on Sunday June 12, and classes will commence on June 13. The institute will run until the evening of Friday June 24, with a two day break on June 18 and 19.
The institute seeks to enable students to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It explores the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. Topics include research design, methods of structured and focused comparisons of cases, typological theory, case selection, process tracing, comparative historical analysis, congruence testing, path dependency, interpretivism, counterfactual analysis, interview and field research (including archival) techniques, necessary and sufficient conditions, fuzzy set methods, natural experiments, and philosophy of science issues relevant to qualitative research.
Attendees will have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their own research designs. Click here for more information. Open Pool application deadline: November 16, 2015.