Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM140: Qualitative Methods in Social Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Key readings


Lijphart, A. (1971) 'Comparative politics and the comparative method', American Political Science Review 65(3): 682-693.


Blatter, J. and Blume, T. (2008) 'In Search of Co-variance, Causal Mechanisms or Congruence? Towards a Plural Understanding of Case Studies', Swiss Political Science Review 14(2): 315-356.


Berg-Schlosser, D., De Meur, G., Rihoux, B. und C. C. Ragin (2009). „Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as an Approach“. In: Rihoux, B. und C.C. Ragin (Hrsg.). Configurational Comparative Methods.


Bevir, M. (1999) The Logic of the History of Ideas. Cambridge University Press, pp. 127-142.


Van Dijk T. (1993) Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis. Discourse & Society 4(2): 249-283.