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Process Tracing and Path Dependency in the Social Sciences

Dates:
  • Thu 27 Apr 2017 09.00 - 16.00
  • Fri 28 Apr 2017 09.00 - 16.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-04-27 9:00 2017-04-28 16:00 Europe/Paris Process Tracing and Path Dependency in the Social Sciences

Process tracing originated in psychology and more precisely in decision theory. The label has spread across all the social sciences and intense debate have taken place about its specific nature and its relationship with more traditional developmental and historical studies, on the one hand, and its differences with the variable oriented approach in statistical analysis. Path dependence theory was originally developed by economists to explain technology adoption processes and industry evolution. Even in this case, the concept and the associated methodological implications have spread throughout the social sciences. Process tracing and path dependency may be seen as a conceptual reformulation of traditional concerns or as innovative tools for the study of over-time development and the legacy of the past. This workshop primary goal is to critically review the main contributions of this literature in social and political science.

Seminar Room 3 - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 3 - Badia Fiesolana

Process tracing originated in psychology and more precisely in decision theory. The label has spread across all the social sciences and intense debate have taken place about its specific nature and its relationship with more traditional developmental and historical studies, on the one hand, and its differences with the variable oriented approach in statistical analysis. Path dependence theory was originally developed by economists to explain technology adoption processes and industry evolution. Even in this case, the concept and the associated methodological implications have spread throughout the social sciences. Process tracing and path dependency may be seen as a conceptual reformulation of traditional concerns or as innovative tools for the study of over-time development and the legacy of the past. This workshop primary goal is to critically review the main contributions of this literature in social and political science.


Location:
Seminar Room 3 - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Prof. Stefano Bartolini (EUI)
Prof. Anton Hemerijck (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Contact:
Adele Ines Battistini (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

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