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Research Methods in International Relations Week 2 – 26/02/2013

4 Themes in order to have knowledge

Position Epistemology Norm Verification Philosophy of science Falsification Pictorial view of language Game view of language

Observation Understand

Physical Properties Society, people, culture

Facts Values

Soomething is what it means Something is what is understood by it

Philosophy of language

Classical/historical method IR debate on method

Scientific/quantitative method