Global Studies Research is a research methods textbook designed for interdisciplinary International Studies majors and their faculty. The textbook introduces interdisciplinarity, provides basic building blocks of relevant disciplinary knowledge, explains a process for integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines, and models this interdisciplinary International Studies Research Process in its presentation of the case studies.

Global Studies Research Process : Global HIV Epidemic

Global Studies Research Process : Global HIV Epidemic

Giving an account of the involvement of international governmental organizations (IGOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the global response to the HIV epidemic in the integrated essay in Chapter 4—a completed jigsaw puzzle picture—involves preparing, gathering, comparing, and combining knowledge about the history of infectious diseases, politics and policies, economies and resources, culture, and geographical locations. We can, therefore, use the HIV epidemic as an opportunity to learn the Global Studies research process. Metaphorically, in this chapter, we remove and examine individual puzzle pieces and how we put them together into the whole—to acquire and use the knowledge and skills necessary to study globalization, global actors, their interactions, and global issues.

Global Studies Research Process


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