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The Resource Case studies and theory development in the social sciences, Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett

Case studies and theory development in the social sciences, Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett

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Case studies and theory development in the social sciences
Title
Case studies and theory development in the social sciences
Statement of responsibility
Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent years. Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on quantitative research and formal models and thus have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies. This text presents a comprehensive analysis of research methods using case studies and examines the place of case studies in social science methodology. It argues that case studies, statistical methods, and formal models are complementary rather than competitive."
  • "Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences will be useful to graduate students and scholars in social science methodology and the philosophy of science, as well as to those designing new research projects, and will contribute greatly to the broader debate about scientific methods."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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George, Alexander L
Dewey number
300/.72/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H61
LC item number
.G46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bennett, Andrew
Series statement
BCSIA studies in international security
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  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
Label
Case studies and theory development in the social sciences, Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Case studies and social science. Case studies and theory development ; Case study methods and research on the interdemocratic peace -- A pedagogical note to Parts II and III -- pt. II. How to do case studies. The method of structured, focused comparison ; Phase one: Designing case study research ; Phase two: Carrying out the case studies ; Phase three: Drawing the implications of case findings for theory -- pt. III. Alternative methods and select issues. Case studies and the philosophy of science ; Comparative methods: controlled comparison and within-case analysis ; The congruence method ; Process-tracing and historical explanation ; Integrating comparative and within-case analysis: typological theory ; Case studies and policy-relevant theory -- Appendix: Studies that illustrate research design
Control code
57170246
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 331 pages
Isbn
9780262072571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004064985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Case studies and theory development in the social sciences, Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Case studies and social science. Case studies and theory development ; Case study methods and research on the interdemocratic peace -- A pedagogical note to Parts II and III -- pt. II. How to do case studies. The method of structured, focused comparison ; Phase one: Designing case study research ; Phase two: Carrying out the case studies ; Phase three: Drawing the implications of case findings for theory -- pt. III. Alternative methods and select issues. Case studies and the philosophy of science ; Comparative methods: controlled comparison and within-case analysis ; The congruence method ; Process-tracing and historical explanation ; Integrating comparative and within-case analysis: typological theory ; Case studies and policy-relevant theory -- Appendix: Studies that illustrate research design
Control code
57170246
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 331 pages
Isbn
9780262072571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004064985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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