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  1. “Qualitative Comparative Practices: Dimensions, Cases and Strategies”

    Monika Palmberger & Andre Gingrich

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis


    Qualitative comparative practices: Dimensions, cases and strategies Our reasoning is always guided by comparison, whether we intend it to be or not (Strauss and Quinn, 1997). Thus, scientific research is penetrated by comparison, even if in an implicit manner. Compari...

    Methods: Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) , Qualitative data collection , Comparative research , Cultural relativism

  2. Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Roger Jowell, Caroline Roberts, Rory Fitzgerald & Gillian Eva


    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...


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

  3. Methods Case Studies

    The European Social Survey

    Yvette Prestage & Alun Humphrey


    Since 2001, the European Social Survey has been mapping attitudinal and behavioural changes in Europe's social, political and moral climate. Recognised for its rigorous standards and high-quality data, the European ...


    Methods: Interviews , Sampling , Case study , Comparative research , Questionnaires , Cross-national research , Survey

  4. 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


    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 ...


    Methods: Collaborative research , Policy analysis , Interviews , Triangulation , Comparative research , Cross-national research , Survey , Secondary data analysis , Multimethod research

  5. Methods Case Studies

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

    Karen Christensen


    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 th...


    Methods: Policy analysis , Observational research , Comparative research , Semi-structured interviews , Cross-national research , Literature review , Narrative research

  6. “25 Comparing Justice and Crime across Cultures”

    Susanne Karstedt

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods


    During the past decade comparative perspectives flourished in criminology to a hitherto unseen extent. Handbooks and textbooks on Transnational Crime and Justice (Reichel, 2005), on Crime: Local and Global (Muncie et al., 2010), Global Criminology and Crimi...

    Methods: Measurement , Sampling , Cross-national comparison , Comparative research , Comparison , Cross-national research , Cultural sensitivity , Survey , Cultural information

  7. “Introduction”

    Michael Minkov

    Found in: Cross-Cultural Analysis: The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures


    Introduction As a distinct order of phenomena, culture requires a special science for its study and interpretation. This science is most properly and precisely labeled culturology . All science is either physics or stamp collecting. Geert Hofs...

    Methods: Cross-national comparison , Comparative research , Concepts & philosophies , Cultural context , Cross-national research

  8. “The European Social Survey as a measurement model”

    Roger Jowell, Max Kaase, Rory Fitzgerald & Gillian Eva

    Found in: Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally


    The importance to social science of rigorous comparative research is incontestable. It helps to reveal not only intriguing differences between countries and cultures, but also aspects of one's own country and culture that would be difficult or impossible to detect fr...

    Methods: Sampling , Cross-national comparison , Comparative research , Translation , Cross-national research , Language

  9. “15. Comparative and Cross-National Designs”

    David de Vaus

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods


    It can be argued that virtually all social research is comparative in that descriptions and explanations are derived from comparisons of groups, cases, periods or some other unit of analysis (Przeworski and Teune 1966). This chapter focuses on one type of comparative rese...

    Methods: Cross-national comparison , Case study , Cross-case analysis , Comparative research , Comparison , Cases , Cross-national research , Survey

  10. “Chapter 12. International Assessments and Indicators: How Will Assessments and Performance Indicators Improve Educational Policies and Practices in a Globalized Society? ”

    Claudia V. Tamassia & Raymond J. Adams

    Found in: The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation


    The prominent use of comparative data in educational decision making around the globe can be viewed as both reassuring and alarming—reassuring because technological and methodological advances have made it possible to use previously unobtainable comparative data to suppor...

    Methods: Policy-making , Policy evaluation , Policy analysis , Policy research , Cross-national comparison , Comparative research , Comparison , Cross-national research , Survey , Indicators

  11. Journal Article

    "When Less is More: Selection Problems in Large-N N "

    International Sociology (2005)

    In recent years, important debates over epistemological and methodological issues in comparative cross-national research have arisen. Proponents of a statistical perspective criticize the use of small- N comparison (Goldthorpe, 1997; King et al., 1994; Lieberson, ...

    Methods: Sampling , Cross-national comparison , Sampling bias , Bias , Cross-national research

  12. Journal Article

    "Comparing Response Rates from Web and Mail Surveys: A Meta-Analysis"

    Field Methods (2008)

    This study meta-analyzes thirty-nine study results published within last ten years that directly compared Web and mail survey modes. Although considerable variation exists across the studies, the authors' findings show that mail surveys have higher response rates tha...

    Methods: Comparative research , Bias , Survey , Online survey

  13. Little Blue Book

    References and Select Bibliography, 3rd

    Harry F. Wolcott

    Found in: Writing Up Qualitative Research (3rd ed.), 3rd


    Boellstorff , Tom How to Get an Article Accepted at American Anthropologist (or Anywhere). American Anthropologist 2008 110 (3): 281–283. Caulley , Darrel N. ...
  14. Cross-Cultural Analysis: The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures

    Cross-Cultural Analysis: The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures

    Michael Minkov


    Cross-Cultural Analysis is the sequel to Culture's Consequences, the classic work published by Geert Hofstede, one of the most influential management thinkers in today's times. Hofstede's original work introduced a new research paradigm in cross-cultural analysis: stu...


    Methods: Cross-national comparison , Quantitative research , Cross-national research , Cultural context , Cultural information

  15. Comparative-Historical Methods

    Comparative-Historical Methods

    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 an...


    Methods: Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) , Sources , Historical research , Quantitative data analysis , Cases , Bias , Mixed methods , Ideographic , Narrative research , Methodological pluralism , Theory , Combining methods , Comparative research , Qualitative data analysis

  16. Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani


    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 ...


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

  17. Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques

    Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques

    Benoît Rihoux & Charles C. Ragin


    Paves the way for an innovative approach to empirical scientific work through a strategy that integrates key strengths of both qualitative ...


    Methods: Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) , Comparative research , Comparison

  18. Methods Case Studies

    International Collaboration in Researching Curriculum Reform and Its Impact on Chinese Middle Schools: An International Social Research Methods Case Study

    Michael Wilson


    The study reports on a small international qualitative research project on the implementation of national curriculum reform in Chinese middle schools, involving a team of eight researchers from the University of Leeds a...


    Methods: Collaborative research , Focus groups , Case study , Triangulation , Semi-structured interviews , Cross-national research , Observational methods , Qualitative research

  19. Methods Case Studies

    Interviewing Polish Migrant Women in the United Kingdom and Poland

    Ewa A. Duda-Mikulin


    Migration from the ‘new’ European Union Member States to the United Kingdom has been identified as one of the most significant social phenomena of recent times. Evidence shows that migrant women constitute a large ...


    Methods: Purposive sampling , Fieldwork , Semi-structured interviews , Experience , Cross-national research , Qualitative research , Access , Online interviews , In-depth interviews

  20. Methods Case Studies

    Script Analysis of Complex Criminal Activities: Investigating the Use of the Internet as a Facilitator for Offline Transit Crimes

    Anita Lavorgna


    Three years ago, I embarked on a PhD research study to understand what types of criminal opportunities the Internet offers for so-called transit crimes—that is, trafficking activities—and how these opportunities affect ...


    Methods: Purposive sampling , Case study , Convenience SamplingConvenience Sampling , Semi-structured interviews , Document analysis , Cross-national research , Qualitative research

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