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Comparative-Historical Methods by Matthew Lange

This bright, engaging title provides a thorough and integrated review of comparative-historical methods. It sets out an intellectual history of comparative-historical analysis and presents the main methodological techniques employed by researchers, including:

Comparative-historical analysis,

Case-based methods,

Comparative methods,

Data, case selection & theory.

Matthew Lange has written a fresh, easy to follow introduction which showcases classic analyses, offers clear methodological examples and describes major methodological debates. It is a comprehensive, grounded book which understands the learning and research needs of students and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849206273
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/29/2012
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Matthew Lange is Associate Professor of Sociology at McGill University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vi

About the Author vii

Chapter 1 Comparative-Historical Methods: An Introduction 1

Chapter 2 An Intellectual History and Overview of Comparative-Historical Analysis 22

Chapter 3 The Within-Case Methods of Comparative-Historical Analysis 40

Chapter 4 Within-Case Methods and the Analysis of Temporality and Inter-Case Relations 70

Chapter 5 The Comparative Methods of Comparative-Historical Analysis 86

Chapter 6 Combining Comparative and Within-Case Methods for Comparative-Historical Analysis 117

Chapter 7 Data, Case Selection, and Theory in Comparative-Historical Analysis 140

Chapter 8 Comparative-Historical Methods: Conclusion and Assessment 175

References 184

Index 195

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