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  1. 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

  2. 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...

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

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

  3. 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 f...

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

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

  4. Methods Case Studies

    The European Social Survey

    Yvette Prestage & Alun Humphrey

    (2014)

    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 Social Survey is used to inform academic and poli...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013509201

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

  5. “The European Social Survey as a measurement model; Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally”

    Roger Jowell, Caroline Roberts, Rory Fitzgerald & Gillian Eva

    Found in: Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    (2007)

    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...

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

  6. “25 Comparing Justice and Crime across Cultures; The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods”

    David Gadd, Susanne Karstedt & Steven F. Messner

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

    (2012)

    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...

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

  7. “Chapter 12. International Assessments and Indicators: ; The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation”

    Katherine E. Ryan & J. Bradley Cousins

    Found in: The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

    (2009)

    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...

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

  8. Ch. 7: “Qualitative Comparative Practices: Dimensions, Cases and Strategies”

    Uwe Flick

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis

    (2014)

    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...
  9. Journal Article

    "When Less is More: Selection Problems in Large- and Small- Cross-National Comparisons"

    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, ...

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

  10. 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...

    Tags: Comparative research , Bias , Survey , Online survey

  11. 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

  12. 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

    (2009)

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

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452226569

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

  13. Little Blue Book

    References and Select Bibliography, 3rd

    Harry F. Wolcott

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

    (2009)

    Boellstorff , Tom How to Get an Article Accepted at American Anthropologist (or Anywhere). American Anthropologist 2008 110 (3): 281–283. Caulley , Darrel N. ...
  14. Methods Case Studies

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

    Anita Lavorgna

    (2014)

    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 their organization. Previous criminological s...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013518285

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

  15. Methods Case Studies

    Improving Policy Responses and Outcomes to Socio-Economic Challenges: An International Social Research Methods Case Study

    Linda Hantrais

    (2014)

    The Improving Policy Responses and Outcomes to Socio-Economic Challenges project was funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 5 and coordinated from the United Kingdom. It brought together a multicultural and multidisciplinary team of social sci...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013501436

    Tags: Collaborative research , Policy analysis , Interviews , Triangulation , Cross-national research , Mixed methods , Survey , Secondary data analysis , Multimethod research

  16. 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

    (2014)

    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 and two Chinese partnership institutions in Zh...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013497460

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

  17. Methods Case Studies

    Interviewing Polish Migrant Women in the United Kingdom and Poland

    Ewa A. Duda-Mikulin

    (2014)

    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 proportion of international migrants. When conside...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014529524

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

  18. 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

    (2014)

    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 provide comparable survey data that permit th...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014533936

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

  19. Methods Case Studies

    Structured, Focused Comparison: An In-Depth Case Study of Ethnic Conflict Prevention

    Angela Kachuyevski

    (2014)

    In the field of Political Science and International Relations, there is a robust debate over whether valid, scientifically sound findings are only derived from large statistical studies, or whether qualitative approaches such as case studies can offer an important...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013517799

    Tags: Research questions , Variables , Research design , Case study , Comparative research , Qualitative research

  20. Methods Case Studies

    Human Resource Strategic Planning Process: A Qualitative Study of Financial Institutions

    Nousheen Zakaria

    (2014)

    This case study provides a multi-level investigation of human resource management strategy planning and implementation processes, through an intensive case study of the banking sector in Pakistan. Few studies in the strategic human resource management field have e...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013519225

    Tags: Systematic review , Sampling , Qualitative methods , Ethnography , Case study , Comparative research , Archival research , Semi-structured interviews , Literature review , Action research , Observational methods

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