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  1. Encyclopedia

    Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe


    Case study research has a long history within the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, dating back to the early 1920's. At first it was a useful way for researchers to make valid inferences from events outside the laboratory in ways consistent with the rigorous practices...


    Methods: Research design , Case study

  2. Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Eleanor Chelimsky & William R. Shadish


    What methodological tools have been most useful in doing evaluation? What are some of the new methodologies that are being used and developed? Will the types of things evaluated expand from programs, personnel, and products to foreign aid, medical technology, environmental intervent...


    Methods: Measurement , Auditing , Policy evaluation , Evaluation , Performance , Comparison

  3. The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    David Byrne & Charles C. Ragin


    ‘This book provides a fresh and stimulating approach to causal analysis in the social sciences. International experts provide not just the philosophical arguments for a case-based approach to research but also detailed chapters on: ‘why-to’, ‘when-to’ and ‘how-to’. Traditional distinc...


    Methods: Generalisability , Case study , Cases , Generalisation

  4. SRM Datasets

    Making Comparisons of Interview Data and Drawing Out Themes: Experiences of Working in Higher Education

    Jamie Harding


    This example focuses on one of the first stage of the analysis of interview data, where the researcher has the transcripts and faces the challenge of trying to make sense of them. The approach taken is thematic analysis, although it incorporates elements of other approaches. This exam...


    Methods: Comparison

    Data Types: Interview transcripts

  5. Journal Article

    "Comparing Logit and Probit Coefficients Across Groups"

    Sociological Methods & Research (1999)

    For binary dependent variables, logit (logistic) and probit regression have become standard methods of analysis. As with ordinary linear regression, researchers often estimate separate binary regression models for two or more groups of individuals and then compare coeffi...

    Methods: Regression , Comparison

  6. Journal Article

    "Is Optimal Matching Suboptimal?"

    Sociological Methods & Research (2009)

    In the late 1980s, Andrew Abbott introduced a technique known as optimal matching to the social sciences. Optimal matching (OM) is a method borrowed from biology that can be used to create a measure of similarity (or more often dissimilarity) between pairs of sequence...

    Methods: Comparison , Analysis , Algorithms

  7. Journal Article

    "Surrogate endpoint validation: statistical elegance versus clinical relevance"

    Statistical Methods in Medical Research (2008)

    A variety of approaches have been proposed to provide formal and informal validation of proposed surrogate markers. To achieve true clinical impact, the validation must convince both the statistical and clinical communities. In this paper, we argue that the best approach...

    Methods: Statistical significance , Regression , Comparison , Correlation , Validity

  8. Journal Article

    "The Mode Effect in Mixed-mode Surveys: Mail and Web Surveys"

    Social Science Computer Review (2010)

    Web surveys can suffer from their nonrandom nature (coverage error) and low response rate (nonresponse error). Therefore, web surveys should be supported by mail survey to eliminate these problems. However, using different survey methods together may introduce anothe...

    Methods: Comparison , Experiments , Survey , Survey data analysis , Online survey

  9. Journal Article

    "Conducting Intensive Interviews Using Email: A Serendipitous Comparative Opportunity"

    Qualitative Social Work (2006)

    This article examines the use of computer-mediated recruitment and email intensive interviewing in contrast to more traditional methods of data collection. Email interviewing is compared to telephone and face-to-face interviewing with the same study population utiliz...

    Methods: Methodology , Interviews , Comparison , Experience , Internet research

  10. Multiple Comparisons

    Multiple Comparisons

    Alan J. Klockars & Gilbert Sax


    Multiple Comparisons demonstrates the most important methods of investigating differences between levels of an independent variable within an experimental design. The authors review the analysis of variance and hypothesis testing and describe the dimensions on which multiple compariso...


    Methods: Constant comparison , Comparison

  11. Methods Case Studies

    A Case Study of a Teacher Doing Science Curriculum Change

    Tang Wee Teo


    In this article, I describe the processes involved in designing and carrying out a case study project. The case study focuses on a science teacher, Donald, who was undertaking an inquiry-based curriculum change to an advanced chemistry course in a specialized science, technology, engi...


    Methods: Case study

  12. Journal Article

    "Controlling Error in Multiple Comparisons, with Examples from State-to-State Differences in Educational Achievement"

    Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (1999)

    Two questions often asked about each of a set of observed comparisons are: (a) should we be confident about the direction or the sign of the corresponding underlying population comparison, and (b) for what interval of values should we be confident that it contains the va...

    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Comparison , Statistical power , Effect size (ES) , Alpha error / Type i error , Power

  13. Journal Article

    "The Narrative Potential of the British Birth Cohort Studies"

    Qualitative Research (2008)

    This paper draws attention to the narrative potential of longitudinal studies such as the British Birth Cohort Studies (BBCS), and explores the possibility of creating narrative case histories and conducting narrative analysis based on information available from the ...

    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Case study , Narrative analysis , Longitudinal study

  14. Journal Article

    "Capture-recapture and anchored prevalence estimation of injecting drug users in England: national and regional estimates"

    Statistical Methods in Medical Research (2008)

    Injecting drug users (IDUs) are at risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through sharing needles, syringes, and other injecting paraphernalia. 1 Since the UK's introduction of screening for HCV in donated blood in the early 1990s, IDUs have become the major grou...

    Methods: Sources , Confidence intervals , Quantitative data analysis , Log-linear analysis , Case study

  15. Journal Article

    "Researching Groups of Lives: A Collective Biographical Perspective on the Protestant Ethic Debate"

    Qualitative Research (2001)

    In this article I discuss the efficacy of biography, in particular prosopography, or collective biography, as a methodological tool for analysing and interpreting socio-historical phenomena. Max Weber's proposition regarding perceived sociological factors that have s...

    Methods: Research questions , Collaborative research , Biography , Case study , Biographical methods

  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. Meta-Analytic Procedures for Social Research

    Meta-Analytic Procedures for Social Research

    Robert Rosenthal


    Praised in the first edition for the clarity of his general framework for conceptualizing meta-analysis, Rosenthal's revised edition covers the latest techniques in the field, such as a new effect size indicator for one size data, a new coefficient of robustness of replication, new pr...


    Methods: Meta-analysis , Meta synthesis , Comparison , Effect size (ES)

  18. 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

  19. Journal Article

    "Prison Tattoos as a Reflection of the Criminal Lifestyle"

    Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol (2011)

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between prison tattoos and the criminal lifestyle and recidivism. Participants consisted of 81 male inmates with prison tattoos (i.e., prison-themed or prison-made tattoos), 75 inmates with nonprison tattoos (...

    Methods: Case study , Multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA) , Data analysis , Questionnaires , Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) , Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

  20. Journal Article

    "Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research"

    Qualitative Inquiry (2006)

    This article examines five common misunderstandings about case-study research: (a) theoretical knowledge is more valuable than practical knowledge; (b) one cannot generalize from a single case, therefore, the single-case study cannot contribute to scientific devel...

    Methods: Methodology , Theory , Case study , Qualitative research , Generalisation , Narrative research

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