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Creating Knowledge—A Theory-Building Workshop in Case-Reconstructive Research in the Social Sciences 19-20 November 2010, Goettingen

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A warm welcome to all participants!

The issue of theory building is a constant accompaniment, requirement, and goal of many knowledge creators and scholars. The Workshop dealing with these topics is organized by doctoral students at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Goettingen. The English-speaking plenary session – key speakers include figurational sociologist Cas Wouters (Amsterdam/Utrecht) and, representing the sociology of knowledge, Roswitha Breckner Vienna) – will begin by addressing questions of theory production with a focus on the methodological implications.

In the second part of the workshop on Saturday, interdisciplinary junior researchers will address the challenges of theoretical generalization with a focus on case reconstructive research by presenting their individual research projects and discussing these issues with other doctoral candidates.

We hope you will enjoy the following two days in the modern and historical spaces of the Georg–August–University of Goettingen!

For any requests during the workshop please visit or call the registration desk

Funded by the The KMU-Netzwerk der Göttinger Graduiertenschule Gesellschaftswisschenschaften (SME-Network of the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences), with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) “Europa fördert Niedersachsen” and in cooperation with the section of Qualitative Methods (led by Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rosenthal) at the Center of Methods in Social Sciences (MZS) at the University of Goettingen.