Material de Apoyo

Actualizado: Mar-Abr, 2016


Documentos de trabajo

Fuentes disponibles para abordar estudios inter/transdisciplinarios en las RR.II

Michael MCCGwire. (2002). "Shifting the paradigm", International Affairs, Vol. 78, pp. 1-28.
Babette B. Babich. (2003). "Kuhn's paradigm' as a parable for the Cold War: incommensurability and his discontents from Fuller's Tale of Harvard to Fleck's Unsung Lvov", Social Epistemology, Vol. 17, nos. 2 & 3, pp. 99-109.
Gary Browning, Abigail Halcli and Frank Webster. (2000). Understanding Contemporary Society: theories of the Present, Sage Pub, Ch. 1: "Theory, theorists and themes: a user´s guide to understanding the present", pp. 1-21.

Julianne Cheek; Noel Gough. (2005). Resarch Methods in the Social Sciences. Sage Pub, Ch. 36: "Posmodernist perspectives" (pp. 302-309).

José Padrón (2007). "Tendencias epistemológicas de la investigación científica en el siglo XXI", Cinta de Möbius, Nro. 028, marzo, pp. 1-28.
Philip Graham; David Rooney. (2001). "A sociolinguistic approach to applied epistemology: examining technocratic values in global 'knowledge' policy", Social Epistemology, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 155-169.
Amelia Hadfield. (2004). "Paradigm warfare: the way of the future for IR", BSIS Journal of International Studies, Vol. 1, pp. 57-72.
Robert Jervis. (2006). "Understandings Beliefs", Political Psychology, Vol. 27 No. 5, pp. 641-663
Molly Cochran. (2002). "Deweyan Pragmatism and Post-Positivist Social Science in IR", Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 525-548.
Alexander Thompson. (2006). "Coercion Through IOs: The Security Council and the Logic of Information Transmission", International Organization, Vol 60, Winter, pp. 1–34.
Steve Fuller. (1999). "The Science Wars : who exactly is the enemy?", Social Epistemology, Vol. 13, Nos. 3& 4, pp. 243-249.
François Simiand. (2003). "Métodoo histórico y ciencia social", EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de Ciencias Sociales. N.° 6, pp. 163-202.
Alain Van Hiel; Ivan Mervielde. (2003). "The Measurement of Cognitive Complexity and Its Relationship With Political Extremism", Political Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 781-801.
Paula Saukko. (2003). Doing Research in Cultural Studies. An Introduction to Classical and New Methodological Approaches, Sage Pub., Part one: Thinking  Methodologically, Ch. 1: "Combining Methodologies in Cultural Studies" (pp. 11-35); and Part II: Studying Lived Experience, Ch. 2: "Studying Lived Resistance" (pp. 39-54).
Russell K. Schutt. (2009). Investigating the Social World, Sage Pub, 6th. ed., Ch.1, Ch.2, Ch. 3, Ch.5, Ch. 10a y Ch. 10b., Ch13.
Dahlia K. Remler; Gregg G. Van Ryzin. (2011). Research Methods in Practice, Sage Pub., Ch. 1 and y Ch. 13.
Daniel F. Chambliss; Russell K. Schutt. (2009). Majing Sense of Social World. Methods of Investigation, 2th ed., Sage Pub., Ch. 3; Ch. 7; Ch. 11.
Judith Bara; Mark Pennigton. (2009). Comparative Politics, Sage Pub., Introduction and Ch.1.
Roger Pierce. (2008) Research Methods in Politics, Sage Pub., Ch. 1 and Ch. 7
Celine-Marie Pascale (2011). Carthographies of Knowledge. Exploring Qualitative Epistemology, 2nd. ed., Sage Pub., Ch. 1 and Ch. 4.
Melanie Birks; Jane Mills. (2010). Grounded Theory. A Practical Guide, Sage pub., Ch.1
Martyn Hammersley. (2010). Methodology, Who Need It ? Sage Pub., Ch. 1.
Jennifer Mason; Angela Dale. (2010). Understanding Social Research. Thinking Creatively about Methods, Sage Pub., Ch. 1.
Thomas R. Lindlof. (2010) Qualitative Communication Research. Sage Pub., 3rd. ed., Ch. 1 and Ch. 3.
Tim May, Beth Perry. 2010). Social Researh and Reflectivity. Sage Pub., Ch. 1
Charles C. Ragin; Lisa M. Amoroso. (2010). Constructing Social Research. The Unity and Diversity of Methods, 2nd. ed., Sage Pub, Ch. 1 and Ch. 5.
John W. Creswell; Vicky L. Plano Clark. (2010). Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research, 2nd. ed., Sage Pub., Ch.1 and Ch. 3.
Peter Swanborn. (2010). Case Study Research. What, Why and How? Sage Pub., Ch. 1.
Raymond Madden. (2010). Being Ethnographic. A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Etnography, Sage Pub., Introduction and Ch. 1.
Christian Heath; John Hindmarsh, Paul Luff. (2010). Video in Qualitative Research, Sage Pub., Ch. 1 and Ch 2
Nigel King; Christine Horrocks. (2010). Interviews in Qualitative Research , Sage Pub., Ch.1.
Janet Salmons. (2010). Online Interviews in Real Time, Sage Pub., Ch. 1 and Ch. 6
David. M. Fetterman. (2009). Ethnography. Step-by-Step. Sage Pub., preface and Ch. 1.
Robert N. Kozinets. (2010). Netnography. Doing Ethnography Research Online. Sage Pub., Ch. 1 and Ch. 2.
John Baylis; Stephen Smith. (2004). The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations. Oxford University Press, To see: Steve Smith, Patricia Owens, 'Alternative approaches to international theory' (pp. 271-293); and James D. Kiras, 'Terrorism and Globalization' (pp. 479-498). Also, IR Theory in Practice Case Study: 'The Gulf War, 1990-1991'; 'The Iraq War, 2003'; 'The 1999 Kosovo Crisis'.
Daniel Drukman. (2005) Doing Research. Methods of Inquiry for Conflict Analysis, Sage Pub. To see Ch. 1: 'Why Do Research?'; Ch. 3: 'Designing Experiments' and Conducting Simulations'; Ch. 5: 'Survey Research'.
Marianne W. Jorgensen; Louise J. Phillips. (2002). Discourse Analysis as Theory and Methods, Sage Pub.; Ch. 1: 'The Field of Discourse Analysis' (pp. 1-23); Ch. 6: 'Critical Social Constructionist Research' (pp. 175-212).
Malcolm Williams; Tim May. (1996). Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Research, Routledge, London, Ch. 1: 'Introduction'; Ch. 2: 'What is science?´; Ch. 3: 'Philosophy, social science, and methods'; Ch. 4: 'Knowing the social world'; Ch. 6: 'Philosophical issues in de process of social research'; Ch. 7: 'Poststructuralism, postmodernism, amd social research'; Ch. 8: 'Conclusion'. Also: 'Key definitions'.






'Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using Real Data', by
Stephen J. Guastello & Robert A. M. Gregson, Editors.

A compilation of research methods reflecting the expertise of the major contributors to NDS psychology, this book examines the techniques that have proven to be most useful in the behavioral sciences. The editors have brought together constructive work on new practical examples of methods and application built on nonlinear dynamics. The authors cover dynamics such as attractors, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, catastrophes, self-organization, and related issues in time series analysis, stationarity, modeling and hypothesis testing, probability, and experimental design. The analytic techniques discussed include several variants of the fractal dimension, several types of entropy, phase-space and state-space diagrams, recurrence analysis, spatial fractal analysis, oscillation functions, polynomial and Marquardt nonlinear regression, Markov chains, and symbolic dynamics. This book is designed to develop skill and expertise in framing dynamical hypotheses and in building viable analytic models to test them. It addresses topics and methods of current interest in an application driven manner, making the book useful to the behavioral sciences community, as well as those in engineering, medicine, and other fields who are interested in nonlinear dynamics. The authors provide a generous supply of instructions for operating some of the most popular software for nonlinear dynamical systems analysis



'Beyond Paradigms. Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics'

by Rudra Sil and peter J. Kazenstein, Palgrave macmillan, 2010.

Leer: 'Contents' y Ch. 1: 'Analytic eclecticism'

'Global Sociology'

by Robert Cohen and Paul Kennedy, Palgrave macmillan, 2007.

Leer: 'Contents' e 'Introduction'

'International Security. Politics, Policy, Prospects'

by Michael E. Smith, Palgrave macmillan, 2010.

Leer: 'Contents' y Ch.1: 'International Relations and International Security'


'Issues in 21st. Century World Politics'

by Mark Beeson y Nick Bisley (Ed.), Palgrave macmillan, 2010.

Leer: 'Contents' y Ch. 1: 'Globalisation and Statehood'.

'Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research

by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Palgrave macmillan, 2010.

Leer: 'Contents' y Ch.1: 'Visuality and Visibility'




"Measuring HDI Measurements; Why the New Model Works best" By Eduardo Zambrano (Jan 10, 2011).


to see: link


"Subtracting GNI from the HDI: A ‘non-income’ Human Development Index-" By Hyung-Jin Choi, Martin Heger, José Piñeda and Francisco Rodríguez. (Jan. 10, 2011).

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"What the New HDI tells us about Africa". By Francisco R. Rodríguez. (Dec. 08, 2010)


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"The North African Miracle". By Francisco Rodríguez and Emma Samman. (Nov. 12, 2010).

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"How can Human Development improve your life, your community or country?" By Visitors of the HDR (Annual Report).


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"Multidimensional Poverty Index: How should we measure poverty?". By Sabina Alkire (August 3, 2010). Visitors of the HDR (Annual Report).

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"What is Human Development?". (2010)


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"Pushing the Frontiers of Human Development". By jeni Klugman (Feb 11, 2010).

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The HDI Tree: A Visual Representation by César A. Hidalgo, Alex Simoes and isabel Meirelles. (Feb. 28, 2011).


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International Women's Day: A Century of Advocacy


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The Gender Inequality Index (GII)


to see: pdf


The Gender Inequality Index -Table-


to see: pdf



Información académica

Posgrados virtuales

Un panorama de posgrados a nivel de cursos, especializaciones, maestrías o doctorados dictados en modalidad semipresencial o no presencial.



'Maestría en Metodología de la Investigación Científica'

Maestría en Metodología de la Investigación Científica - Univ. Nacional de Lanús -Pcia. Bss. As. -Argentina-
Directora. Dra. Esther Díaz

Una MAESTRÍA EN METODOLOGIA DE LA INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA resulta hoy debidamente justificada por la creciente necesidad en el ámbito laboral -manifiesta a la simple constatación empírica- de contar con profesionales capaces de insertarse activamente en el campo de la investigación científica, ya sea integrando equipos interdisciplinarios, formulando proyectos o también evaluando diseños y programas de trabajo de otros equipos y enriqueciendo la actividad docente. Para desempeñarse con eficacia en este tipo de tareas es necesario contar con una capacitación adecuada que, por lo general, no se halla prevista en las carreras de grado. Esta capacitación debe incluir la reflexión acerca de las características del conocimiento científico, así como también acerca de las modalidades de producción del saber en su interacción con el resto de las prácticas sociales que conforman nuestro particular dispositivo histórico.
Sobre esta base es posible reconocer que la fundamentación de la organización de este posgrado se basa en instancias tanto prácticas como teóricas. A la urgencia por la especialización científica en el ámbito laboral se suma el imperativo metacientífico de emprender una reflexión sistemática acerca de los presupuestos de la ciencia, atendiendo tanto a las características de sus objetos de estudio y métodos específicos, como al proceso de producción social no sólo de los objetos, sino también de los sujetos del conocimiento.
Cabe destacar que, sin dejar de lado las instancias prácticas, esta fundamentación se articulará sobre el eje de los aspectos teóricos señalados, por considerar que una adecuada inserción en el proceso de producción del saber requiere como condición necesaria una reflexión sistemática acerca de la manera en que la ciencia puede, o tal vez debe, ser entendida.

Plan de Estudios

El programa de la MAESTRÍA EN METODOLOGIA DE LA INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA está articulado en seis módulos que contemplan tanto los aspectos teóricos de formación epistemológica -acerca de las características de la práctica científica en general y de su relación con el conocimiento científico y con la sociedad en particular- como los aspectos prácticos de diseño, implementación y evaluación de proyectos de investigación en el campo de las ciencias naturales y en el de las ciencias sociales, así como en el de las indagaciones humanísticas y artísticas.
A continuación se detallan los seis módulos indicando la duración de cada uno de ellos.




Epistemología y Lógica aplicada a la Investigación * 

4 meses


Historia de la Ciencia * 

3 meses


Metodología de la Investigación

7 meses


Procesamiento y Análisis De Datos

7 meses


Administración y Gestión de la Investigación

4 meses


Seminario de Tesis

5 meses


El Plan de Estudios de la Especialización en Metodología de la Investigación Científica es el siguiente




Fundamentos del Conocimiento Científico
y Lógica Aplicada a la Investigación * 

4 meses


Metodología de la Investigación

7 meses


Procesamiento y Análisis de Datos

7 meses


Examen Integrador Final



 Características Metodológicas

El Programa de la MAESTRIA EN METODOLOGIA DE LA INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA estructura un modelo de formación académica y profesional en el cual se brinda al alumno la posibilidad de integrar el instrumental teórico metodológico a su actividad técnica o profesional cotidiana. Esta integración se sustenta, a su vez, en una sólida formación teórica que proporciona el marco necesario para el logro de una práctica profesional eficiente y a la vez crítica y reflexiva.
La modalidad semipresencial que adopta este Programa se evidencia en la combinación de una metodología propia de cursos a distancia –interacción con el alumno a través de material bibliográfico seleccionado acompañado de cuestionarios, cuadernillos de lectura guiada y de ejercitación- con una importante cantidad de clases teóricas obligatorias a cargo del docente titular. Se estima que el trabajo sobre el material enviado supone para el alumno una dedicación mínima de 4 horas semanales. Por otra parte, las clases teóricas obligatorias tendrán una carga horaria presencial de 48 (cuarenta y ocho) horas para los módulos de cuatro meses de duración, de 72 (setenta y dos) horas para los módulos de ocho meses de duración y de 24 (veinticuatro) horas para el Seminario de Tesis. Estas clases se concentrarán en reuniones de tres jornadas intensivas de ocho horas de trabajo cada uno. La última de estas reuniones se realizará al final del módulo y será de carácter integrador. Los días elegidos serán jueves, viernes y sábado, con el objetivo de facilitar el traslado de los alumnos que residan en el interior del país.
Por otra parte, una vez por mes (exceptuando los meses que se dictan clases teóricas), se implementará una jornada de ocho horas de trabajos prácticos, destinada al comentario del material bibliográfico y a consultas en general. Estas clases serán de carácter optativo, es decir que cada alumno concurrirá en función de sus propias necesidades y posibilidades.

Se aclara que cada uno de los módulos puede cursarse en forma individual como “Cursos de perfeccionamiento

Para la pre-inscripción  solicitamos que envíen (cuando enviemos el mail, no ahora) a esta misma cuenta de mail:
1. Una planilla de datos que les adjuntaré, con todos los datos completos
2. Un CV actualizado
3. Una carta de una autoridad académica presentando al postulante
4. Una carta del postulante expresando sucintamente su motivación para cursar el Posgrado y su expectativa respecto de lo que él mismo le brindaría
No entregamos modelos de cartas, las mismas deberán redactarlas ustedes.

La inscripción formal a la carrera (una vez aprobada la pre-inscripción) se realizará en la Oficina de Alumnos  de esta Universidad, de lunes a viernes 10 a 18 hs.

Si desean también matricularse en la Especialización todos los papeles deberán traerlos por duplicado, al igual que la matrícula.

 Informes e Inscripción
Asistente: Camila Leoni Sanz
Lunes a Viernes de 12 a 19
Tel: 6322-9200 interno: 5686 /
Departamento de Humanidades y Artes / Edificio José Hernández
29 de Septiembre 3901 – Remedios de Escalada – Pcia. De Buenos Aires

Modo de evaluación: Un trabajo escrito final y una instancia oral de defensa. (Solo obligatoria para residentes de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y AMBA)


Congresos, Jornadas y Comunicaciones CL 2012


Call for Papers:
Special Issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences on
Organizational Dynamics

NDPLS is actively searching for manuscripts for a special issue to be entitled, “Organizational Dynamics.” Empirical studies are sought that create new insights into organizational dynamics in industry or other work organizations, and supply chains, at the organizational group, or project level of analysis. Potential papers could include topics such as:

-Organizational learning and nonlinear dynamics
-Contingency and complexity
-Institutional dynamics and economics
-Adaptation in emergency problem solving
-Organizational development and business strategies
-Organizational change
-Agent-based modeling of organizations
-Small group dynamics
-Consumer behavior and complexity
-Diffusion of innovations within and between organizations
-Individual work behavior
-Person-machine systems and networks.

The purview of the journal is critical to the inclusion of articles: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences publishes papers that augment the fundamental ways we understand, describe, model, and predict nonlinear phenomena in psychology and the life and social sciences. One or more of the following nonlinear concepts must be an explicit part of the exposition: attractors, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, solitons, catastrophes, self-organizing processes, cellular automata, genetic algorithms and related evolutionary processes, neural networks, agent-based models. The broad mixture of the disciplines represented here indicates that many bodies of knowledge share common principles. By juxtaposing developments in different fields within the life and social sciences, the scientific communities may obtain fresh perspectives on those common principles and their implications. Because the journal is multidisciplinary in scope, each article should make an original contribution to at least one substantive area and, to the extent possible, illuminate issues beyond that area's boundaries.
Contributions to this special issue must be empirical. Empirical papers may include experimental observations, survey data, case studies, simulations, or analyses of real-world data. Articles will be reviewed by two or more experts in the relevant field.
NDPLS is published quarterly by the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. Additional information for the preparation of articles for submission can be found on the journal’s web site: . The project is planned on the following schedule:
·         Abstracts are requested prior to submission in order to assist with the organization of the issue contents, and they are welcome any time before the paper submissions deadline. Send abstracts by e-mail to Dr. Stephen J. Guastello, Editor in Chief, by Dec. 1, 2011.
·         Full-text papers need to arrive by March 31, 2012. Manuscripts should be prepared in APA style. Key style points and small variations that are specific to the journal can be found in the Instructions for Authors on the journal web site.
·         Reviews completed by May 30, or sooner to the extent possible.
·         Revisions and final edits should be received by July 31, 2012.
·         Publication in January, 2013.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and papers. If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to ask one of the editors below.

Stephen J. Guastello, Ph.D., Editor in Chief,
Special issue team:
Kevin J. Dooley, Ph.D., Arizona State University,
L. Douglas Kiel, Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas,
A. Steven Dietz, Ph.D., Texas State University, San Marcos,


Special Issue on Chaos, Complexity, and Creative Behavior

The element of surprise and the suddenness of insight make the study of creative behavior a prime candidate for concepts and methods from nonlinear dynamical systems (NDS) theory. The first contribution in this area, as nearly as we can discern, was chance-configuration theory*, which explained how random flows of idea elements self-organize into the core of a solution to a problem. Further developments in NDS theory and supporting empirical studies expanded to other aspects of the individual and group problem solving processes**. Not surprisingly, the flows of ideas that were initially thought to be random were often chaotic, and thus more structured than first appearances might suggest. Creativity phenomena are often parsed into the 4 Ps: person, process, product, and press. Person variables include cognitive abilities, cognitive style, personality, and other individual differences involved in creative behaviors. Process variables include brainstorming and other group or social dynamics. Product variables are usually features of the artwork or invention. Press refers to the manner in which the new idea or innovation spreads. This special issue of NDPLS contains the latest wave of findings that span all four facets of creative behavior.

The abstracts are attached for your reading enjoyment! Print subscribers will receive a copy of the special issue as part of their 2011 subscription. Institutions with internet subscriptions can access the articles now. No sub? No problem! Individuals can receive a subscription to NDPLS as as benefit of membership. Just use the multi-purpose form on our secure web site: Institutional librarians should visit the subscription link on If you would would like to leave a comment about the special issue or particular articles, please visit our blog .


Revista Latinoamericana de Desarrollo Humano (PNUD) convoca para la publicación de artículos/​Call for papers. Los interesados pueden consultar: http://www. Esta propuesta está enmarcada en la Red de los equipos de Desarrollo Humano, una agrupación de miembros de los equipos de Desarrollo Humano del PNUD en América Latina y el Caribe, cuyo objetivo es compartir conocimiento y experiencias resultantes del proceso de elaboración de los Informes Naciones de Desarrollo Humano y otras investigaciones. Para cumplir esta misión, la Red ha creado instancias virtuales, como la Revista mencionada, y actividades presenciales como las Reuniones Anuales de la Red que congregan a los coordinadores de los Informes Nacionales de Desarrollo Humano.

IRS (International Relations Society)


 Facets of Terrorism: Assessing the Globalization of Vulnerability 

Presented by the International Relations Society  

 Saturday, January 21, 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs 

 This event is free and open to the public, however, RSVP is required as space is limited. Please RSVP by email to

 More than a decade has passed since the events of September 11th, 2001 shocked the world. The ensuing global reaction redefined the field of international relations. Now, with the conclusion of the war in Iraq and the pending reduction of troops in Afghanistan, the international response to terrorism appears to be shifting into a different era. 

As policymakers, scholars, and heads of state have been forced to address terrorism as part of an evolving global vulnerability, we must assess both the causes of terrorist activity and the legitimacy of measures taken to counteract it. 

Join the International Relations Society on January 21 as we host policy experts from across Canada to debate the political, legal, and economic facets of terrorism and its counter-measures.  


Michel Juneau-Katsuya, Arne Kislenko, Stewart Bell, Jean-Yves Haine, John Duncan, Don Macnamara, Khalid Mustafa Medani, Kent Roach. 

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