Process Tracing: From Metaphor to Analytic Tool

Please note: This page refers to a course that has already taken place.

09 Feb 2016 12:00-13:00

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Jeffrey T. Checkel (Simon Fraser University and PRIO)


Covadonga Morales Bertrand (

​Jeffrey T. Checkel

In this brown bag, Jeff Checkel will lay out the nuts and bolts of process tracing and how to do it well.  After outlining the turn to causal mechanisms - and thus to process tracing - Checkel will then explore both positivist and interpretive variants of the method and cutting edge issues in its application (formalization; transparency).  Throughout, the discussion will be grounded in real world applications of 'process tracing in action.

Course Description:

The seminar is open for research school members and their supervisors, as well as for other researchers at PRIO.