Interdisciplinarity and Multimethod Research
Forthcoming in B.A. Andreassen, H.O. Sano and S. McIernet-Lankford, Human Rights Research Methods, (Edward Elgar, 2017), Ch. 8
30 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last revised: 9 May 2018
Date Written: October 18, 2016
Human rights are a natural subject for interdisciplinary and multimethod research but it is not clear whether the emerging scholarship fully lives up to its demands. This chapter asks: How are pluralistic approaches best advanced in research? How can we use different disciplines to frame research questions and choose methods? And, what do we mean by a multimethod approach? In answering these questions, this chapter discusses different streams of interdisciplinary human rights research, identifies cross-cutting faultlines, and offers a multimethod framework that includes methods from the social sciences, humanities (including law and philosophy) and the natural sciences.
Keywords: Interdisciplinarity; Methods; Human Rights
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