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Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences


; Andrew Bennett

The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent
years. Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on quantitative research and formal models and have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies. Les mer
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The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent
years. Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on quantitative research and formal models and
have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies. This text presents a comprehensive analysis
of research methods using case studies and examines the place of case studies in social science methodology. It argues that
case studies, statistical methods, and formal models are complementary rather than competitive.

The book explains
how to design case study research that will produce results useful to policymakers and emphasizes the importance of developing
policy-relevant theories. It offers three major contributions to case study methodology: an emphasis on the importance of
within-case analysis, a detailed discussion of process tracing, and development of the concept of typological theories. Case
Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences will be particularly useful to graduate students and scholars in social
science methodology and the philosophy of science, as well as to those designing new research projects, and will contribute
greatly to the broader debate about scientific methods.

In this book, George and Bennett explain how research methods
such as process tracing and comparative case studies are designed, carried out, and used as the basis for theory development
in social science. They provide an invaluable research guide for any scholar interested in the case study approach. But the
book is much more than an account of how to do case study research. The authors also offer a sophisticated discussion of the
philosophy of science that will be useful to anyone interested in the place of case-study methods in broader debates about
social science methodology, and they give a discerning analysis of policy-relevant theory that is sure to draw the attention
of a research community increasingly concerned about the social and political relevance of modern social science. In scope,
clarity, and erudition, this book sets a new standard not only in the analysis of case study methods, but also in the study
of social science methods more broadly. — David Dessler, Associate Professor of Government, College of William & Mary This
book combines clear and concise instructions on how to do qualitative research with sophisticated but accessible epistemological
reasons for that advice. The volume provides step-by-step templates on ways to design research, compare across cases, congruence
test and process trace, and use typological theories. This guidance is illustrated with dozens of concrete examples. Almost
no other methodology text comes close to matching the authors’ top-to-bottom synthesis of philosophy of science and practical
advice. — Colin Elman, Executive Director, Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods, Assistant Professor of Political Science,
Arizona State University This landmark study offers to scholars of all methodological persuasions a philosophically informed,
theoretically nuanced, and methodologically detailed treatment of case study analysis. With this book Alexander George and
Andrew Bennett help all of us in improving our research, teaching, and disciplinary debates. — Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter
S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor of International Studies, Cornell University Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social
Sciences makes an indispensable contribution to the growing literature on qualitative methods in the social sciences. It provides
a definitive analysis of case study methods and research designs, anchors those methods in contemporary philosophy of science,
and argues that case study, statistical, and formal approaches can and should be mutually reinforcing in the development and
testing of social theories. — Jack S. Levy, Board of Governors’ Professor, Rutgers University Today, more and mo

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Utgitt:

Forlag:
MIT Press Ltd

Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 350
ISBN: 9780262572224
Format: 24 x 16 cm
KATEGORIER:
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SERIE:
  • Belfer Center Studies in International Security
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