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  1. Little Blue Book

    Chapter Four: Linking Up, 3rd

    Harry F. Wolcott

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


    Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun … To this point, I have focused single-mindedly on the stated purpose of your research and have urged you to do the same. I have gone so far as to suggest that you draw at...

    Methods: Thesis , Research report , Theory , Writing , Journal articles , Writing up , Literature review , Qualitative research , Dissertation

  2. “Historicity and Sociohistorical Research”

    John R. Hall

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology


    History and the social sciences converge in a broad domain defined in its origins through works by notables such as Ibn Khaldun, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Marc Bloch. By the 1960s the efflorescence of the historical social sciences began to give r...

    Methods: Historical research , Theory , Praxis

  3. Verstehen


    The A-Z of Social Research (2003)

    Verstehen is a term associated with the Geisteswissenschaften tradition (translated roughly as cultural and social sciences] in German social philosophy in the nineteenth century, particularly through the work of Dilthey. It gained wider use in the...


    Methods: Concepts & philosophies , Verstehen , Understanding

  4. 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

  5. “Chapter 7. Methods of Qualitative Research”

    Jerry W. Willis

    Found in: Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches


    Following the general pattern of use in the literature, in this book the word method is used to refer to a particular procedure for collecting and analyzing data. For the same reason, methodology is used in discussing the broad principles and guidelines that or...

    Methods: Participatory action research , Historiography , Participatory research , Historical research , Ethnography , Cases , Postpositivism , Qualitative research , Participation , Interviews , Case study , Emancipatory research , Action research , Emancipation , Interpretivism , Critical theory

  6. Journal Article

    "Causation in the Social Sciences: Evidence, Inference, and Purpose"

    Philosophy of the Social Sciences (2009)

    In recent years, philosophers have slowly come to realize that the marginal benefit of continuing the quest for a monistic account of causation, an account that provides a characterization of a single set of features that distinguishes all causal from noncausal relatio...

    Methods: Hypothesis , Inference , Causation , Concepts & philosophies

  7. “Meaning and use of the comparative method: research design”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition


    There has been continuing debate about what, if and when, why and how to compare (e.g. Lijphart, 1975; Roberts, 1978; Dogan and Pelassy, 1990; Rueschemeyer et al., 1992; Keman, 1993d). Before we go into the comparative method as such in more detail, we shall first focu...

    Methods: Variables , Historical research , Research design , Comparative research , Comparison

  8. Little Green Book


    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra


    Reviewing the development of the rend of comparison in the social sciences is important as it stresses the similarities and the common roots of statistical and comparative methods. Reflection on comparison is closely related to its rend in the very logic of scientifi...

    Methods: Historical research , Quantitative data analysis , Comparison

  9. “Historical Analysis”


    Found in: Handbook of Data Analysis


    This chapter places the process of data analysis in the broader context of historical inquiry. It examines the relationship between historical occurrences, historical evidence, historical analysis and some key feedback loops between them. It then goes on to conside...

    Methods: Historical research , Comparison

  10. “Comparative-Historical Methods: An Introduction”

    Matthew Lange

    Found in: Comparative-Historical Methods


    Comparative-historical methods: An introduction Since the rise of the social sciences, researchers have used comparative-historical methods to expand insight into diverse social phenomena and, in so doing, have made great contributions to our understanding of the so...

    Methods: Units of analysis , Historical research , Quantitative research , Comparative research , Comparison , Concepts & philosophies , Qualitative research , Ideographic

  11. “An Intellectual History and Overview of Comparative-Historical Analysis”

    Matthew Lange

    Found in: Comparative-Historical Methods


    An intellectual history and overview of comparative-historical analysis Comparative-historical methods have been around for a long time. For example, Ibn Khaldun used them in his fourteenth-century history of the world. During the Enlightenment, key figures such as...

    Methods: Theory , Historical research , Comparative research , Comparison , Discipline , Ideographic

  12. “The Within-Case Methods of Comparative-Historical Analysis”

    Matthew Lange

    Found in: Comparative-Historical Methods


    The within-case methods of comparative-historical analysis According to the definition provided in Chapter 1 , comparative-historical analysis has two main methodological components that are evident in the name of the research tradition. This chapter provides an over...

    Methods: Single case , Historical research , Causation , Comparison , Network analysis , Cases , Analysis , Geographic information systems

  13. “The Comparative Methods of Comparative-Historical Analysis”

    Matthew Lange

    Found in: Comparative-Historical Methods


    The comparative methods of comparative-historical analysis According to the renowned comparative historian Marc Bloch (1953), “there is no true understanding without a certain range of comparison” (42). Although Bloch's claims have subsequently been ignored by many of h...

    Methods: Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) , Variables , Historical research , Quantitative data analysis , Comparative research , Comparison , Narrative research

  14. Comparative analysis

    Robert L. Miller & John D. Brewer

    The A-Z of Social Research (2003)

    The comparative method is one of the oldest in the social sciences. In the eighteenth century, John Hume and Adam Smith both outlined what they called the constant comparative method; nineteenth century sociology was premised on comparisons of social processes across nati...

    Methods: Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) , Historical research , Comparison , Cases

  15. “Individual and Collective Agency”

    Thomas Schwinn

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology


    The relation between individual action and social structures is one of the central fundamental problems in sociology. It has accompanied it throughout its existence and has been the focus of repeated vigorous debates. One can distinguish three phases of particularly in...

    Methods: Experiments , Individuals , Agency

  16. Qualitative Marketing Research

    Qualitative Marketing Research

    Johanna Moisander & Anu Valtonen


    Aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students majoring in business administration and in other fields of social sciences, Qualitative Marketing Research unpacks the emerging cultural approach in the field of marketing and ...


    Methods: Positivism , Concepts & philosophies , Marketing research , Qualitative research , Interpretivism

  17. Making Sense of Social Research

    Making Sense of Social Research

    Malcolm Williams


    What are the essentials for undergraduates and postgraduates engaged in quantitative and qualitative research? How can the gap between formulating a research question and carrying out research be bridged? This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introductio...


    Methods: Positivism , Ethics / Research ethics , Scientific method , Literature review , Mixed methods , Qualitative research , Understanding , Realism , Truth claims , Research questions , Methodological pluralism , Sampling , Research design , Regression , Interpretivism , Critical theory

  18. Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis

    Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis

    Dvora Yanow


    This book presents a much needed guide to interpretative techniques and methods for policy research. The author begins by describing what interpretative approaches are and what they can mean to policy analysis. The author shifts the frame of reference from thinking about values as cos...


    Methods: Policy analysis , Interpretivism

  19. Qualitative Marketing Research

    Qualitative Marketing Research

    David Carson, Audrey Gilmore, Chad Perry & Kjell Gronhaug


    As the importance of marketing to business grows, and as new concepts and applications of marketing emerge and evolve, so too does the need for up-to-date market intelligence. This book recognizes that the contribution which qualitative research can make to market understanding and in...


    Methods: Positivism , Concepts & philosophies , Marketing research , Qualitative research , Interpretivism

  20. Qualitative Research in Information Systems

    Qualitative Research in Information Systems

    Michael D. Myers & David Avison


    Qualitative research has become a legitimate approach within the information systems community, but researchers have traditionally drawn upon material from the social sciences given the absence of a single source relevant to them. Qualitative Research in Information Systems: A Reader ...


    Methods: Hermeneutics , Positivism , Ethnography , Qualitative research , Interpretivism , Critical hermeneutics

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