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Week 16? Research Methods

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Week 16? Research Methods Pols 201

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Research Methods in Political Science
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Date Created: 04/25/16
The road to vulnerability  Large scale public works to facilitate dense human settlement and economic development  Machines to run systems more efficiently and without health risks to humans  Automation to remove human error and potential environmental catastrophe  Network technology to manage sites remotely enabling them to be built away from human population Systems thinking  A network or set of connected things that forma complex whole o Open system: boundaries are undefined o C  Complicating factors o Political boundaries  Interactions of different systems of behavior that function on different time scales o Multigenerational discrepancies o Stakeholders with different levels of motivation o And different reasons for being interested o Adaptation Complexity  Not detail complexity o Not difficult to understand o Dynamic complexity  The same action may have very different effects in the short run vs. the long run  Intended consequences may occur in one part of the system, but different unintended may occur in another part  Systems thinking is not dealing with dynamic complexity by focusing on detail complexity Learning  Complex Adaptive Systems o Social systems are constantly adapting and evolving o All new information changes the behavior of actors in the system  The system today is different from the system yesterday  And tomorrow will be different because of today Complex Adaptive Systems  Social systems are constantly adapting and evolving  All new information changes the behavior of actors in the system  System today is different from the system yesterday Study in systems  Circles of influence Stable System is a blanked system  Understand the nature of it o Understand when and how we have achieved balance Crime: poverty  Reinforcing loop in a balancing loop.  Build out system, identify key loops o Other issues,


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