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Redesigning Social Inquiry: Fuzzy Sets and Beyond / Edition 1

Redesigning Social Inquiry: Fuzzy Sets and Beyond / Edition 1

by Charles C. Ragin
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ISBN-13: 9780226702759
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charles Ragin is professor of sociology and political science at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Fuzzy-Set Social Science and The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies.

Table of Contents

Part I. Set-Theoretic versus Correlational Connections
            Chapter 1.        Set Relations in Social Research: Basic Concepts
            Chapter 2.        Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy-Set Relations
            Chapter 3.        Evaluating Set Relations: Consistency and Coverage
Part II. Calibration versus Measurement
            Chapter 4.        Why Calibrate?
            Chapter 5.        Calibrating Fuzzy Sets
Part III. Configurations of Conditions versus “Independent” Variables
            Chapter 6.        Configurational Thinking
            Chapter 7.        Configurational Analysis Using Fuzzy Sets
                                    and Truth Tables
Part IV. Analysis of Causal Complexity versus Analysis of Net Effects
            Chapter 8.        Limited Diversity and Counterfactual Cases
                                    coauthored with John Sonnett
            Chapter 9.        Easy versus Difficult Counterfactuals
            Chapter 10.      The Limitations of Net Effects Thinking
            Chapter 11.      Net Effects versus Configurations: An Empirical
                                    coauthored with Peer Fiss

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