5 - 6 May 2017

Integrated Inferences


The focus of this workshop is a book-in-progress, by Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University/WZB) and Alan Jacobs (University of British Columbia/Hertie School of Governance), on an approach to drawing causal inferences from qualitative and quantitative evidence in a manner guided by theory. Topics to be discussed will include causal models and directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and their uses for research design, the integration of process tracing with correlational analysis, case selection, and the optimal mix ​of ​intensive and extensive investigation.