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Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

Series Editor: Dvora Yanow, Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

Series Editors: Dvora Yanow, Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

The Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods comprises a collection of slim volumes, each devoted to different issues in interpretive methodology and its associated methods. The topics covered will establish the methodological grounding for interpretive approaches in ways that distinguish interpretive methods from quantitative and qualitative methods in the positivist tradition. The series as a whole engages three types of concerns: 1) methodological issues, looking at key concepts and processes; 2) approaches and methods, looking at how interpretive methodologies are manifested in different forms of research; and 3) disciplinary and subfield areas, demonstrating how interpretive methods figure in different fields across the social sciences.

Approachable yet authoritative, the volumes are especially useful for graduate students looking for sources that lay out the reasoning and terminology of interpretive methodologies. Academic and independent researchers writing research plans for grant applications or research sabbaticals can use these volumes to support the systematic procedural character and rigorous argumentation of interpretive research. Instructors teaching research methods courses will find the books valuable in providing an explanation of the differences between interpretive research methods and those of "traditional" positivist research. These may also be useful volumes for journal editors and reviewers of manuscripts who are not familiar with these differences.

Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes

Peregrine Schwartz-Shea and Dvora Yanow

Interpreting International Politics

Cecelia Lynch

Ethnography and Interpretation

Timothy Pachirat

Analyzing Social Narratives

Shaul R. Shenhav

Elucidating Social Science Concepts: An Interpretivist Guide

Frederic Charles Schaffer

Interviewing in Social Science Research: An Interpretive Approach

Lee Ann Fujii

International Advisory Board

Michael Agar, Emeritus, University of Maryland College Park and Ethknoworks LLC, Sante Fe, NM

Mark Bevir, University of California, Berkeley

Pamela Brandwein, University of Michigan

Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College

Douglas C. Dow, University of Texas, Dallas

Vincent Dubois, University of Strasbourg

Raymond Duvall, University of Minnesota

Martha S. Feldman, University of California, Irvine

Lene Hansen, University of Copenhagen

Victoria Hattam, The New School

Emily Hauptmann, Western Michigan University

Markus Haverland, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

David Howarth, University of Essex

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, American University

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Whitman College

Bernhard Kittel, Oldenburg University

Jan Kubik, Rutgers University

Beate Littig, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

Joseph Lowndes, University of Oregon

Timothy Luke, Virginia Tech

Cecelia Lynch, University of California, Irvine

Navdeep Mathur, India Institute of Management

Julie Novkov, State University of New York at Albany

Ido Oren, University of Florida

Ellen Pader, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Frederic Charles Schaffer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Edward Schatz, University of Toronto

Ronald Schmidt, Sr., California State University, Long Beach

James C. Scott, Yale University

Samer Shehata, Georgetown University

Diane Singerman, American University

Joe Soss, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Camilla Stivers, Cleveland State University

John Van Maanen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Katherine Cramer Walsh, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

Jutta E. Weldes, Bristol University

New and Published Books

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  1. Analyzing Social Narratives

    By Shaul R. Shenhav

    Series: Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

    Interpreting human stories, whether those told by individuals, groups, organizations, nations, or even civilizations, opens a wide scope of research options for understanding how people construct, shape, and reshape their perceptions, identities, and beliefs. Such narrative research is a rapidly...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Interpreting International Politics

    By Cecelia Lynch

    Series: Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

    Interpreting International Politics addresses each of the major, "traditional" subfields in International Relations: International Law and Organization, International Security, and International Political Economy. But how are interpretivist methods and concerns brought to bear on these topics? In...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Interpretive Research Design

    Concepts and Processes

    By Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, Dvora Yanow

    Series: Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

    Research design is fundamental to all scientific endeavors, at all levels and in all institutional settings. In many social science disciplines, however, scholars working in an interpretive-qualitative tradition get little guidance on this aspect of research from the positivist-centered training...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Elucidating Social Science Concepts: An Interpretivist Guide
    By Frederic Charles Schaffer
    To Be Published August 5th 2015
  2. Ethnography and Interpretation
    By Timothy Pachirat
    To Be Published March 15th 2016
  3. Relational Interviewing for Social Science Research: An Interpretive Approach
    By Lee Ann Fujii
    To Be Published April 15th 2016

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