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by Bill Kelleher
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Community Transparency Statement for Interpretive Political Science
Replies: 1
Views: 3901

Re: Community Transparency Statement for Interpretive Political Science

Bill Kelleher wrote:Former APSA president, David Easton, offers a new and qualitative definition of political science as a “science,” at
http://goo.gl/9no1Uf
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by Bill Kelleher
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Paradigm Politics in Political Science After QTD
Replies: 2
Views: 3948

Re: Paradigm Politics in Political Science After QTD

Bill Kelleher wrote:Paradigm Politics in Political Science After QTD

Former APSA president, David Easton, offers a new and qualitative definition of political science as a “science,” at
http://goo.gl/9no1Uf

William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.
by Bill Kelleher
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Paradigm Politics in Political Science After QTD
Replies: 2
Views: 3948

Paradigm Politics in Political Science After QTD

Paradigm Politics in Political Science After QTD The central theme in the history of the political science profession, at least since WWII, is the rise of the positivistic understanding of “science.” The adherents of that understanding now control resources such as a privileged position in the compe...
by Bill Kelleher
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Critique of the Self-Defeating Concessions Made to Positivism in the QMMR Spring 2015 Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 2346

Critique of the Self-Defeating Concessions Made to Positivism in the QMMR Spring 2015 Issue

As the number of my posts on this site suggests, I am delighted to have this opportunity to engage with my fellow political scientists on a subject of great interest to me – the scope and methods of our profession. Much of this discussion is an extension of the conversation begun in the Spring 2015 ...
by Bill Kelleher
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] What might “transparency” look like for ethnographers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Re: [From Steering Committee] What might “transparency” look like for ethnographers?

Hawkesworth claims to be interested in "getting the world right" and guest asks about the basis for others putting credence into that kind of claim. ... and guest asks for a clarification about what constitutes good research and analysis from this perspective. Cramer appears to dispute Ha...
by Bill Kelleher
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: Limits to Transparency
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: Limits to Transparency

From the moderators: What can ethnographers generally not share about their research process and why can they not share those things? I would like to respectfully point out the positivistic bias in the way this question has been phraised. The question presupposes a condition of objectivity when its...
by Bill Kelleher
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: II.2. Evidence from researcher interactions with human participants
Topic: How Ethical Transparency and Methodological Transparency Differ
Replies: 0
Views: 929

How Ethical Transparency and Methodological Transparency Differ

From the Introduction: This working group will, in particular, focus on two potential types of transparency with ... evidence: [1] transparency about how scholars have made observations or generated evidence through research with human participants; and [2] questions of when, why, and how this evide...
by Bill Kelleher
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: How the Rule of Transparency Can Become Self-Destructive for Political Science
Replies: 1
Views: 5016

How the Rule of Transparency Can Become Self-Destructive for Political Science

Marcus Kreuzer et al. pose several thoughtful and central questions that deserve careful consideration if the DA-RT “transparency” challenge to non-positivistic methods of political science inquiry is to be fully understood. (See their post introducing this thread at https://www.qualtd.net/viewforum...
by Bill Kelleher
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: II.2. Evidence from researcher interactions with human participants
Topic: An Example of Non-Replicable Good Science: Alice Goffman’s On the Run
Replies: 0
Views: 1042

An Example of Non-Replicable Good Science: Alice Goffman’s On the Run

Alice Goffman lived with a group of inner city youths as a participant observer.[1] The study revealed the unintended consequences of an urban “get tough on crime” public policy. It exposed how the crime policy has been deleterious for a poor urban population. Her empathic interpretation was based o...
by Bill Kelleher
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Community Transparency Statement for Interpretive Political Science
Replies: 1
Views: 3901

Community Transparency Statement for Interpretive Political Science

All political scientists who attempt to explain political behavior exercise empathy. Empathy is a form of interpretation. Its practice involves assuming a human-to-human relation between the interpreter and his or her subject. This is not an “objective” relationship in the sense that a physicist or ...
by Bill Kelleher
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

I agree with "Guest 2"
by Bill Kelleher
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

Do courts of law accept as definitive evidence the accused's own record of his or her activities on the night of the crime? Shall we ask field researchers wear body-cameras as they do their interviews, so that these recordings can later be to submitted for review by suspicious journal editors? The ...
by Bill Kelleher
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: An Example of a Qualitative Method: Empathic Interpretation
Replies: 0
Views: 797

An Example of a Qualitative Method: Empathic Interpretation

One way to help promote more mutual understanding between Quantitative and Qualitative political scientists is to consider why the polls leading up to the Trump election failed to detect the number of potential voters who intended to vote for him. Retrospectively one can excuse the error by saying t...
by Bill Kelleher
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?

How should we address the normative dimension of our research? ... Rather, I worry that in explicating our normative grounding we might open up the possibility of a positivist critique of our work being beyond the purview of acceptable 'political science.' You are in good company. David Easton addr...
by Bill Kelleher
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?

What are your recommendations for best practices in interpretive social science? I agree with Prof Schwedler for the reasons stated at , https://www.qualtd.net/viewtopic.php?p=700#p700 'Best practices' can be discussed, but to aim at establishing 'methodological steps' to be followed for 'verificat...
by Bill Kelleher
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: What are your top priorities for the QTD?
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: What are your top priorities for the QTD?

If you were setting the agenda for profession-wide deliberations on guidelines for qualitative research, what would your top priorities/issues/questions be? Methodological Priorities for Political Science First, see my comment at, https://www.qualtd.net/viewtopic.php?p=699#p699, concerning why Empa...
by Bill Kelleher
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: The Transparency Impulse in Political Science
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: The Transparency Impulse in Political Science

But the stress on transparency as an unalloyed good is possible only from the perspective of a particular subset of political science, and the myriad issues and dangers posed by human subjects and vulnerable populations have been inadequately addressed by the journals that have signed on to DA-RT a...
by Bill Kelleher
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: DA-RT will cause contempt for the political science profession among political professionals.
Replies: 0
Views: 660

DA-RT will cause contempt for the political science profession among political professionals.

There are some excellent comments here on the undesirable unintended consequences of DA-RT. Other unintended consequences of DART are that in favoring numbers, research results are necessarily superficial. Numbers can’t get into the motivations of actors, or interpret the different meanings that pol...
by Bill Kelleher
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Very Undesirable Unintended Consequences
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Very Undesirable Unintended Consequences

Other unintended consequences of DART are that in favoring numbers, research results are necessarily superficial. Numbers can’t get into the motivations of actors, or interpret the different meanings that policies and events have for people. In this sense, numbers compel triviality. Studies have sho...
by Bill Kelleher
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Transparency in Security Studies
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: Security Research and DA-RT

The safety and privacy of subjects is way more important than "transparency." If appropriate, critics can challenge the sources and let the writer defend as he/she sees fit. Also, I have reservations about requiring an appendix to every publication on paper. It would take up space, and edi...

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