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Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies / Edition 1
     

Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies / Edition 1

by Charles C. Ragin
 

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ISBN-10: 0520066189

ISBN-13: 2900520066181

Pub. Date: 03/28/1989

Publisher: University of California Press

Professor Ragin proposes a synthetic new strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that will combine the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, this book will garner interest, debate, and praise from many quarters.

Author Biography: Charles C. Ragin is

Overview

Professor Ragin proposes a synthetic new strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that will combine the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, this book will garner interest, debate, and praise from many quarters.

Author Biography: Charles C. Ragin is Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520066181
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218

Table of Contents


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

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