Evidence and Ethics for Development Action

Understanding frames and paradigms of knowledge.

This course will help students understand frames and paradigms of knowledge (such as positivism, interpretivism, realism, etc.) that lead to certain ways of problematizing and framing questions which in turn lead to engaging with certain kinds of evidence through different methodologies and methods. Further, students will learn the underlying philosophical bases of the choice of specific kinds of development interventions over others in a given time and context.