By Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter, Dr Markus Haverland
The authors discover 3 ways of undertaking causal research in case reports. They draw on proven practices in addition to on contemporary suggestions in case research technique and combine those insights into coherent techniques. They spotlight the center positive factors of every process and supply suggestion on each one step of the examine approach.
Read Online or Download Designing Case Studies: Explanatory Approaches in Small-N Research PDF
Similar methodology books
This available ebook examines severely the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, clarifying the tips of those notoriously tough thinkers with no over-simplifying them. Divided into 3 sections - wisdom, strength, and Liberation of hope - the publication offers a scientific account of the highbrow context in addition to an exhaustive research of the most important subject matters informing Deleuze and Guattari's paintings.
In a manner that's refreshingly enticing and readable, Daniel B. Wright and Kamala London describe the main invaluable of those strategies and supply step by step directions, utilizing the freeware R, to investigate datasets that may be situated at the books’ web site through the SAGE homepage. concepts lined during this e-book contain multilevel modeling, ANOVA and ANCOVA, direction research, mediation and moderation, logistic regression (generalized linear models), generalized additive versions, and strong tools.
Politicians, social scientists, marketers, exchange unionists, church leaders, philosophers, we all in truth have brought on such significant imprecise ness and confusion in regards to the time period 'power' that this may not often be attributed to mere probability. it seems that, there's quite a bit at stake, every time we expect approximately strength or are concerned, that it can be worthy our whereas to maintain the idea that blurred.
Each one new release invents new practices and new writings of philosophy. Ours must have been capable of introduce convinced mutations that will no less than be an identical with these of cubism, summary artwork, and twelve-tone serialism: it has in simple terms partly performed so. yet finally the deconstructions, after Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Derrida, this call for takes on a distinct size: What will we do with philosophy itself?
- Thinking About Law: In Silence With Heidegger
- Articulated Experiences: Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements
- Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, VII: International Congress Proceedings: 7th
- Fragebogen: Ein Arbeitsbuch
- Vandalism and Anti-Social Behaviour
- Critical Theory and Methodology
Extra resources for Designing Case Studies: Explanatory Approaches in Small-N Research
The common thread in the research questions stated above is their interest in the effect of a certain factor or independent variable. This approach to case study research can be labeled X-centered,1 where X in our running examples is the political opportunity structure and veto points. This approach to research is compatible with practically oriented as well as theoretically oriented research interests. Regardless of the source of the research question, the investigator should (as in all research) be as explicit as possible about the relevance of answering the research question, for example, for those affected by a policy change or organizational innovation, or for the scientiﬁc community.
The ﬁrst set is helpful for developing ‘typological theories’ inductively; the second set includes all those conﬁgurations that have been shown to lead to the outcome of interest. Within the CON approach, the researcher uses the insights gained in the case study for the debate on the relevance of theoretical approaches in the broader scientiﬁc discourse. The impact that the case study might have on this theoretical discourse depends on how ‘crucial’ the selected case is for the theories that ‘populate’ the scientiﬁc discourse.
They ask what factors lead to a concrete outcome or what makes a speciﬁc kind of outcome possible. For example: What factors led to World War I? Which conditions lead to social revolution? Because the researcher is interested in a relatively complete explanation of an outcome or a full-ﬂedged understanding of a social process rather than the effect of a speciﬁc variable, this approach can be called Y-centered research. Nevertheless, with respect to causal analysis, the main difference between the causal-process tracing approach (CPT) and the COV approach is that, within CPT, the researcher starts with the assumption that a plurality of factors work together to produce the outcome of interest.