"Practicing Pluralism" in Qualitative Methods in International Relations

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The authors in this book have offered a variety of ‘tools’ for qualitative research. In this chapter, I offer ways to keep those tools sharpened. While my chapter, like the others, is informed by personal experience, I write as a ‘learner’ and as a representative of my peers. It is based on two integral elements of the process of writing this book: the qualitative methods course that was the testing ground for the manuscript and the students who took part in it.