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  1. Little Green Book

    Control; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    This chapter deals with two related issues. First, the comparability of cases. Second, how it is possible to reduce, and possibly eliminate, the influence of “third variables” on the relationship between independent and dependent variables under investigation, that i...

    Tags: Classification / Categorisation , Variables , Dependent variables , Quantitative data analysis , Comparative research , Comparison , Concepts & philosophies , Boolean logic

  2. Little Green Book

    Comparative Analysis With Boolean Algebra; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    This chapter is divided into three main parts. First, the five methods for testing single factors as sufficient and/or necessary conditions are presented. These are based on the Methods of Agreement and Difference, and on the Joint Method (or Indirect Method). Second, co...

    Tags: Variables , Quantitative data analysis , Multivariate analysis , Comparative research , Boolean logic

  3. Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    (2009)

    Offering students and researchers in the behavioural and social sciences a brief and accessible introduction to the comparative method, it is ideal for students of public administration, policy, sociology, political science, social ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412984690

    Tags: Quantitative data analysis , Comparative research , Comparison , Boolean logic

  4. Little Green Book

    Definition; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    “Il n'y a rien que l'esprit humain fasse si souvent que des comparaisons.” —Encyclopédie , Volume Three (1753). Comparison is a fundamental principle of science as well as a basic element of everyday life. It is a s...

    Tags: Quantitative data analysis , Comparison , Boolean logic

  5. Little Green Book

    History; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    Reviewing the development of the rend of comparison in the social sciences is important as it stresses the similarities and the common roots of statistical and comparative methods. Reflection on comparison is closely related to its rend in the very logic of scientifi...

    Tags: Historical research , Quantitative data analysis , Comparison

  6. Little Green Book

    Specificity; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    In Weber's wake, Smelser (1966; see also Smelser, 1973, 1976) adopted the threefold subdivision of methods, and the comparative method has since been “one of the basic methods …of establishing general empirical propositions” (Lijphart, 1971, p. 682; see also Jackman, 198...

    Tags: Variables , Quantitative data analysis , Boolean logic

  7. Little Green Book

    Cases and Variables; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    Comparative studies can be based on as many cases as wished. Furthermore, the comparative method can be used for any type of unit of analysis. There is no logical limitation in applying the comparative method. Logical procedures are independent from both t...

    Tags: Negative cases , Units of analysis , Variables , Quantitative data analysis , Multicollinearity , Bias , Cases

  8. Little Green Book

    Causation; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    This chapter deals with the explanatory purposes of the comparative method and the question of how to accept or reject hypotheses about causal relationships between variables, that is, how to test their empirical validity. Causal relationships are ...

    Tags: Hypothesis , Negative cases , Quantitative data analysis , Inference , Causation , Induction / Analytic induction , Generalisation

  9. Little Green Book

    Assessment; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    Why? We compare to control variation. First, only through comparison is it possible to establish differences and similarities between cases with respect to some attribute. Without comparison descriptive statements such as “densely populated” would b...

    Tags: Negative cases , Contingency tables , Variables , Quantitative data analysis , Log-linear analysis , Comparison , Boolean logic

  10. Little Green Book

    About the Author

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    Daniele Caramani is Professor of Comparative Politics and Methods at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is the author of the book Elections ...
  11. Little Green Book

    Preface and Acknowledgments

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    This book provides the reader with a concise introduction to comparison in the social sciences. It shows that comparison is a basic principle in all types of empirical inquiry—both the large-scale comparative designs that rely on statistical techniques and the “comparative meth...
  12. Little Green Book

    Conclusion

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    Comparative methods developed in a period when social sciences were looking for a “general language,” that is, theoretical and operational concepts that could be used without substantial, temporal, or spatial limitations. As mentioned, this process took place in conjunction...
  13. Little Green Book

    Notes

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    1. The term qualitative is used here to indicate discrete, dichotomous, categorical, or nominal levels of measurement . The term does not indicate a qualitative method —such as ethnography, conversation analysis or content analysis of diaries, narratives, life stories...
  14. Little Green Book

    Glossary

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    Cause . Occurrence of an event supposed to bring about or produce the occurrence of another event. Classification . Process and result of grouping cases by minimizing differences within each class and maximizing differences between classes, accordin...
  15. Little Green Book

    Abbreviations

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    MDSD Most Different Systems Design. ...
  16. Little Green Book

    Editorial Note

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    The bibliography includes methodological work only. Examples ...
  17. Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Roger Jowell, Caroline Roberts, Rory Fitzgerald & Gillian Eva

    (2007)

    Winner of the 2006 The Descartes Prize for excellence in collaborative scientific research . With the expansion of the European Union and the development of supra-national governance worldwide, the volume of cross-national data and the importance of rigorous comparative analysis has g...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209458

    Tags: Sampling , Comparative research , Translation , Cross-national research , Quality criteria

  18. Methods Case Studies

    Disability, Independence and Care in the United Kingdom and Norway: An International Social Research Methods Case Study

    Karen Christensen

    (2014)

    This cross-national project, funded by a Norwegian national research agency, was carried out in the United Kingdom and Norway by a lone researcher as part of a larger project. The aim of the project was to understand the impact of different welfare regime contexts on the...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013497461

    Tags: Policy analysis , Ethics / Research ethics , Comparative research , Cross-national research , Qualitative research , In-depth interviews

  19. Methods Case Studies

    Young People from a Public Care Background: Pathways to Education in Europe (YiPPEE) – An International Social Research Methods Case Study

    Claire Cameron

    (2014)

    The ‘Young People from a Public Care Background: Pathways to Education in Europe’ project was funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7 and coordinated from the United Kingdom. It brought together a multidisciplinary team of social scientists from fiv...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013497454

    Tags: Policy analysis , Triangulation , Comparative research , Cross-national research , Mixed methods , Secondary data analysis

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