Jan 7 - These qualities often don’t all come together...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Poli 243 07/01/2008 09:36:00 Objectives:  1. Theoretical perspectives on foreign economic policy. 2. Substantive issues in int’l political economy.  3. Application of theories.  Midterms: Feb 20, Mar 20 What do we mean by “theory”?  Cause and effect Probabilistic statement. Theories are simplifications of reality.  Independent (cause) and dependent (outcome) variables.  The Qualities of a Theory Accuracy Parsimony (simplicity) or leverage Generalizability- can the theory be applied to a wide number of cases? No proper nouns in a  theory- Geworski test. 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
Background image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: These qualities often don’t all come together. None of the qualities is more important than the others. ← ← Tasks for a theory • Description. Good description of what happened in the case. • Prediction. Generalizability is necessary for making predictions. • Prescription. Giving good advice requires understanding of cause and effect. • Provide a normative goal. Not just predict, but give an idea of a better future. What will happen if you follow this theory. ← 07/01/2008 09:36:00 ← 07/01/2008 09:36:00 ←...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 3

Jan 7 - These qualities often don’t all come together...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online