epistemology concepts micro-macro causation and explanation keynote

Week 1

In the first week, all participants go through the following four key modules:

Epistemological Foundations of Methodological Paradigms

Concepts as Building Blocks of Theories

Linking Micro and Macro Perspectives

Causation and Explanation in the Social Sciences

The first week concludes with a keynote speech on "The Politics of Methodologies" that will discuss top down and bottom up approaches to global domains and present the example of a microsociological perspective to study financial markets. This event is open to general public.