The Comparative Method (häftad)
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University of California Press
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The Comparative Method (häftad)

The Comparative Method

Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies

Häftad Engelska, 2014-07-29
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Charles C. Ragin's The Comparative Method proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, and now updated with a new introduction, this book will continue to garner interest, debate, and praise.
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"This is a readable and useful book . . . an extended essay on one particular method, which is easy to understand, easy to apply, and generally useful. The method itself is implemented in a computer technique. . . . This method will systematize the analysis and produce an elegant statement of the combination of conditions which lead to a divided working class--provided there are no contradictions in the data. Where there are contradictions, Ragin's method will identify these combinations of conditions that lead to an ambiguous result."--William Miller, "Study of Public Policy

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Charles C. Ragin is Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.


Preface and Overview Acknowledgements 1. The Distinctiveness of Comparative social Science 2. Heterogeneity and Causal Complexity 3. Case-Oriented Comparative Methods 4. The Variable-Oriented Approach 5. Combined Versus Synthetic Comparative Strategies 6. A Boolean Approach to Qualitative Comparison: Basic Concepts 7. Extensions of Boolean Methods of Qualitatve Comparison 8. Applications of Boolean Methods of Qualitative Comparison 9. The Dialogue of Ideas and Evidence in Social Research Bibliography Index