epistemology concepts micro-macro causation and explanation

Week 1

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

Epistemological Implications of Methodological Paradigms, Concepts as Building Blocks of Theories, Linking Micro- and Macro Perspectives, and Causation and Explanation in the Social Sciences.

The first week concludes with a workshop on "The Politics of Methodology" that critically reflects the social and political underpinnings, preoccupations and challenges of respective methodological approaches.