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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

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Little Blue Book

    References and Select Bibliography, 3rd

    Michael H. Agar, Gregory Bateson, Paul H. Barrett, Peter Gautrey, Sandra Herbert, David Kohn & Sydney Smith

    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. ...
  9. “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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. “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

  15. Methods Case Studies

    EU Kids Online II: A Large-Scale Quantitative Approach to the Study of European Children's Use of the Internet and Online Risks and Safety

    Sonia Livingstone, Leslie Haddon, Anke Görzig & Kjartan Ólafsson


    The EU Kids Online II project built on the previous project's literature review and development of methods to generate detailed cross-national evidence about children's use, risks and harms online. The project aimed to ...


    Methods: Computer-assisted personal interviews , Sampling , Fieldwork , Interviews , Cross-national research , Internet research , Survey

  16. 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

  17. Methods Case Studies

    Russian Euro-Atlantic Security under Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev 2000–2012: Within a Comparative Analysis Framework

    Valerie Pacer


    My PhD research examines points of change and continuity in the Euro-Atlantic security policies of Russian presidents Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev from 2000 to 2012. By considering Dmitry Medvedev's presidential d...


    Methods: Discourse analysis , Interviews , Comparative research , Semi-structured interviews , Elite interview , Qualitative research

  18. Methods Case Studies

    Tracing Processes of Empowerment: Civil Society in European Union Accession

    Natasha Wunsch


    My PhD research seeks to explore the dynamics of differential empowerment of civil society organisations throughout the European Union accession process of three different countries: Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia. This case study pres...


    Methods: Methodology , Research design , Comparative research , Process theory , Semi-structured interviews , Participant observation , Documentary analysis

  19. Methods Case Studies

    Testing the Damaged-Goods Hypothesis among Pornography Actresses: A Matched Sample Study

    James D. Griffith


    This case provides an account of conducting a study that compared porn actresses with a matched sample. The case tracks the emergence of research question, hypotheses development, selection of instruments, issues involv...


    Methods: Hypothesis , Discriminant analysis , Sampling , Case study , Comparative research , Literature search , Survey

  20. Methods Case Studies

    Constructivist Grounded Theory: Experiences of Physicians-Intensivists during Withdrawing of Mechanical Ventilation

    Yulia Watters


    In 2011, I completed a dissertation thesis where I investigated physicians-intensivists’ experiences with patients’ family members during the withdrawing of mechanical ventilations in an intensive care unit. ...


    Methods: Interviews , Reflexivity , Comparative research , Memos , Verification , Grounded theory

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