tists use concepts appropriately. Gary Goertz has provided significant assistance in this regard with. Social Science Concepts: A User’s Guide. This is an. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Craig W. Thomas and others published Social Science Concepts: A User’s Guide. By Gary Goertz. (Princeton. “Gary Goertz is at the forefront of a number of important methodological debates. He is one of the very few scholars who regularly crosses the.

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Search within my subject: Best of all, it’s free. More broadly, it will appeal to scholars in any field who wish to think more carefully about the concepts used to create theories and research designs. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled.

While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field.

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Pitfalls of regression analysis are sometimes noted, but often are inadequately examined. Princeton University Press, December 5. A Users Guide provides detailed and practical advice on the construction and use of social science concepts; a Web site provides classroom exercises.

A Users Guide explores alternative means of concept construction and their impact on the role of concepts in measurement, tary selection, and theories. Featuring new content, articles, pedagogy, references, and expanded coverage of ethics throughout, the Fourth Edition is an ideal introduction to the theories, strategies, and practices of qualitative inquiry.


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It explores the means of constructing complex, multilevel, and multidimensional concepts. A Tale of Two Cultures: This article generally highlights that it is the lack of integration of theory and methodology which proves problematic.

History Law Linguistics Literature. These leading scholars, each representing diverse academic traditions, have developed a unified approach to valid descriptive and causal inference in qualitative research, where numerical measurement is either impossible or undesirable. Some in the social sciences argue that the same logic applies to both qualitative gorrtz quantitative methods. He is the author or editor of nine books and over forty articles on issues of methodology, international institutions, and conflict studies, including Necessary Garry Although focused on the differences between qualitative and quantitative research, Goertz and Mahoney also seek to promote toleration, exchange, and learning by enabling scholars to think beyond their own culture and see an alternative scientific worldview.

Many of the chapters have been successfully taught at the Annual Training Institute on Qualitative Research Methods which is sponsored by the Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods. It uses a wide range of examples from political science and sociology such as revolution, welfare state, international disputes and war, and democracy to illustrate the theoretical and practical issues of concept construction and use.

Each chapter provides useful, practical, and detailed advice on how to construct, evaluate, and use concepts.

The consequences of valid concept construction are explored in both qualitative and quantitative analyses. A Users Guide will prove an indispensable guide for graduate students and scholars in the social sciences. With innovative new chapters ggary process tracing, regression analysis, and natural experiments, the second edition of Rethinking Social Inquiry further extends the reach of this path-breaking book.


With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and over 1, in stock items – you’re bound to find what you want, at a price you’ll love! In particular, it examines the classic necessary and sufficient condition approach to concept building and contrasts it with the family resemblance approach. Preserving Creswell’s signature writing style, the authors compare the approaches and relate research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry in a highly accessible manner.

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Sign In Register Help Cart. Abstract and Keywords This article presents guidance on how to think about the concepts. He explains how the investigation of sociap mechanisms and the making of within-case causal inference are the central goals of multimethod and case study research, and provides a logic for connecting case studies and causal mechanism analysis with cross-case analysis, whether they are statistical analyses, experiments, or QCA.

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An innovative and accessible textbook on multimethod and case-study research Multimethod research has become indispensable to doing social science, and is essential to anyone who conducts large-scale research projects in political science, sociology, education, comparative law, or business. Choosing Among Five Approaches, Edition 4. The unified logic of inference that this book explicates will be enormously useful to qualitative researchers of all traditions and substantive fields.