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

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

by Charles C. Ragin
     
 

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.See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520066182
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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