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Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies: by Gary Goertz

By Gary Goertz

An leading edge and available textbook on multimethod and case-study research

Multimethod examine has turn into integral to doing social technology, and is key to a person who conducts large-scale study tasks in political technological know-how, sociology, schooling, comparative legislations, or company. This authoritative and obtainable publication deals the 1st actually complete method of multimethod and case-study examine, and is especially aimed toward scholars of qualitative equipment within the social sciences.

Walking step by step via those state-of-the-art instruments and strategies, Gary Goertz introduces a brand new built-in technique that unites 3 corners of a robust examine triad—causal mechanisms, cross-case causal inference, and within-case causal inference. He explains how the research of causal mechanisms and the making of within-case causal inference are the vital targets of multimethod and case examine examine, and gives a common sense for connecting case reports and causal mechanism research with cross-case research, whether or not they are statistical analyses, experiments, or QCA. additionally, Goertz analyzes how you can generalize utilizing case experiences, in addition to systematically try out game-theoretic and different versions utilizing a number of case studies.

  • Provides a completely built-in method of multimethod and case-study research
  • An crucial source for college kids and researchers in political technology, sociology, schooling, legislations, and business
  • Covers constraint causal mechanism, video game conception and case reports, QCA, and using case reviews to systematically attempt and generalize theories
  • An excellent textbook for a first-year graduate direction in tools or examine design

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