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  1. The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    David Byrne & Charles C. Ragin

    (2009)

    ‘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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446249413

    Tags: Generalisability , Case study , Cases , Generalisation

  2. “12. The Case for Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): Adding Leverage for Thick Cross-Case Comparison; The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods”

    David Byrne & Charles C. Ragin

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    (2009)

    When Charles Ragin launched Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) both as an approach and as a technique, it was clear that case-based knowledge was a crucial companion to QCA. Indeed, QCA was conceived as an ‘aid to [the] interpretive analysis’ of cases (Ragin 1987...

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

  3. “18. Small-N Access Cases to Refine Theories of Social Exclusion and Access to Socially Excluded Individuals and Groups; The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods”

    David Byrne & Charles C. Ragin

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    (2009)

    Steinmetz (2004) concludes his critical realist interrogation of sociological method with the observation that case studies, small-N comparisons, and the semi-autonomous development of social theory are the three core activities of any social science. In this chapter...

    Tags: Case study , Comparison , Cases , Organizational research , Access , Gatekeeper

  4. “19. Using Comparative Data: A Systems Approach to a Multiple Case Study; The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods”

    David Byrne & Charles C. Ragin

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    (2009)

    Another contribution of the study is the methodological strides it is making. Not many cross-case studies have been conducted with the same attention to comparability of theory, method, and data. This work will surely have much to tell researchers about methods to...

    Tags: Case study , Comparative research , Comparison , Cases

  5. “6 CASE STUDY AND THEORY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE; Case Study Method”

    Roger Gomm, Martyn Hammersley & Peter Foster

    Found in: Case Study Method

    (2009)

    […] Case studies run the gamut from the most microscosmic to the most macrocosmic levels of political phenomena. On the micro level, we have many studies of conspicuous political personalities (political leaders such as Lincoln, Stalin, Gandhi), and of particular l...

    Tags: Case study , Theory-building , Comparison , Cases , Power , Individuals , Ideographic

  6. “12 CASE STUDY AND THEORY; Case Study Method”

    Roger Gomm, Martyn Hammersley & Peter Foster

    Found in: Case Study Method

    (2009)

    A common charge against case study research is that its findings are not generalizable in the way that those of social surveys are. The question often raised is: How do we know that these findings are representative? Some advocates of case study respond to this by argu...

    Tags: Hypothesis , Theory , Case study , Induction / Analytic induction , Comparison , Cases

  7. “11 Reports of Life Events by Individuals at High Risk for Violence; Calendar and Time Diary ”

    Robert F. Belli, Frank P. Stafford & Duane F. Alwin

    Found in: Calendar and Time Diary

    (2009)

    Life events calendars (LECs) are fast becoming a regularly used and recognized method for data collection in the social sciences. Although differing in specific procedures depending on the researcher, the general approach involves asking an individual to reconstruct ...

    Tags: Interviews , Case study , Sensitive topics , Comparison , Cases , Individuals , Informed consent , Life events

  8. “Comparative Case Study Approaches; Doing Research”

    Daniel Druckman

    Found in: Doing Research

    (2005)

    This chapter focuses on the comparative case study approaches referred to in the Part IV introduction table titled “Features of Four Methodological Approaches” as focused case comparisons and aggregate case comparisons. These approaches are designed to compar...

    Tags: Case study , Comparative research , Comparison , Cases

  9. “16 Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension in Black Americans; Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research”

    Ada Sue Hinshaw, Suzanne L. Feetham & Joan L.F. Shaver

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research

    (1999)

    Overview / 289 Background Literature / 290 Description and Comparison Across Various Perspectives / 294 Synthesis of the State of Nursing Science and Practice / 297 Recommendations for Advancing the Field of Nursing Science and Practice / 305 ...

    Tags: Evaluation , Quantitative data analysis , Public policy , Cases , Data analysis , Populations , Literature review , Cultural sensitivity , Survey , Research questions , Research design , Case study , Comparison , Intervention study

  10. “Case Study 3: Chapter 8 The Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, and Adolescence (PASHA) ; Handbook of Program Development for Health Behavior Research and Practice”

    Steve Sussman

    Found in: Handbook of Program Development for Health Behavior Research and Practice

    (2001)

    After two decades of research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of teen pregnancy prevention programs, several recent in-depth reviews have identified promising strategies for reducing adolescent pregnancy (Frost & Forrest, 1995; Institute of Medicine...

    Tags: Evaluation research , Evaluation , Case study , Program evaluation , Comparison , Cases

  11. “8 Examining Mortality Rates by the NS-SEC Using Death Registration Data and the 1991 Census; A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification”

    David Rose & David J. Pevalin

    Found in: A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification

    (2003)

    Measuring and monitoring socio-economic differentials in mortality has been a key part of the work of the office responsible for the registration of deaths since the establishment of the General Register Office (GRO) in 1837. The GRO has since been subsumed within th...

    Tags: Class , Case study , Census data , Comparison , Trends , Cases , Analysis

  12. “26 In-Person Versus Telephone Interviewing; Handbook of Interview Research”

    Jaber F. Gubrium & James A. Holstein

    Found in: Handbook of Interview Research

    (2001)

    In the process of gathering data, social science researchers expend considerable time and effort that can make in-person interviewing impractical. Doing fieldworkinterviewing, observing, carrying out surveys and other kinds of data gatheringis often the most diffic...

    Tags: Interviews , Case study , Comparison , Computer-assisted telephone interviews , Tape-recording , Survey , Interaction

  13. “5 The Sampler Quilt: A Metaphor of Rural Communities; Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research”

    Ada Sue Hinshaw, Suzanne L. Feetham & Joan L.F. Shaver

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research

    (1999)

    Focus and Background / 76 Rural Communities / 77 Conceptual Bases of Rural Nursing / 79 Methodological Issues / 82 Recommendations / 83 Conclusions and Summary / 83 The quilt has been an integral component of everyday American li...

    Tags: Case study , Knowledge , Comparison , Populations , Cases , Context

  14. “10 Therapeutic Actions and Outcomes for Preterm (Low Birth Weight) Infants; Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research”

    Ada Sue Hinshaw, Suzanne L. Feetham & Joan L.F. Shaver

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research

    (1999)

    Infant Stimulation / 162 Behavioral Organization / 163 Development of Behaviors in Preterm Infants / 163 Effect of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environmental Stimulation / 164 Effect of Painful Procedures / 165 Social Interaction / 166...

    Tags: Meta-analysis , Case study , Comparison , Cases , Survey

  15. “ Naming and Shaming; Evidence-based Policy”

    Ray Pawson

    Found in: Evidence-based Policy

    (2006)

    There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice, which does not live by secrecy. Get these things out in the open, describe them, attack them, ridicule them in the press, and sooner or later public opinion ...

    Tags: Systematic review , Moral / Ethical dilemma , Case study , Comparison , Cases

  16. 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...

    Tags: Regression , Comparison

  17. 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...

    Tags: Comparison , Analysis , Algorithms

  18. Journal Article

    "Proceeding From Observed Correlation to Causal Inference: The Use of Natural Experiments"

    Perspectives on Psychological Science (2007)

    From an early point in their training, all behavioral scientists are taught that statistically significant correlations do not necessarily mean any kind of causative effect. Nevertheless, the literature is full of studies with findings that are exclusively based on c...

    Tags: Inference , Association , Bias , Concepts & philosophies , Causal inference , Correlation , Causal effects , Variables , Contextual effects , Research design , Causation , Comparison , Experiments , Qualitative data analysis

  19. 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...

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

  20. 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...

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

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