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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

    (2009)

    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

    (2007)

    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

    JOHN BREWER

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9780857020024.n118

    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

    (1997)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483348896

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

  5. 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

  6. “Chapter 7. Methods of Qualitative Research”

    Jerry W. Willis

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

    (2007)

    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

  7. Little Green Book

    History

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    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

  8. “Historical Analysis”

    DENNIS SMITH

    Found in: Handbook of Data Analysis

    (2004)

    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

  9. “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

    (2006)

    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

  10. 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

  11. “Individual and Collective Agency”

    Thomas Schwinn

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

    (2007)

    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

  12. Journal Article

    "Recalling the Letter: The Uses of Oral Testimony in Historical Studies of Literacy"

    Written Communication (2007)

    This article examines the uses of oral testimony in writing about literacy in historical context, especially about the literacy traditions of populations “hidden from history”-immigrants, refugees, and undocumented persons-who are entering U.S. schools and workplaces...

    Methods: Testimony , Historical research , Archival research , Oral history interview , Oral history

  13. Journal Article

    "Writing an Intellectual History of Scientific Development: The Use of Discovery Accounts"

    Social Studies of Science (1976)

    Recently I presented, with others, a general statement of the sequence of social and intellectual processes which characterize the emergence, growth and final decline of specific areas of scientific endeavour. 1 A central concern of my own research has been to exami...

    Methods: Historical research , Writing , Scientific method

  14. Journal Article

    "Comments on Elias's ‘Scenes from the Life of a Knight’"

    Theory, Culture & Society (1987)

    In one of his few published references to the work of Norbert Elias, Anthony Giddens (1984: 129) writes dismissively in The Constitution of Society that: In spite of Elias's claims that sexual activity was ca...

    Methods: Historical research , Context , Art

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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...

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

  20. 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

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