epistemology concepts micro-macro causation and explanation

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 Methodology" that critically reflects the social and political underpinnings, preoccupations and challenges of respective methodological approaches.