Rethinking Social Inquiry Diverse Tools, Shared Standards

ISBN-10: 074251126X
ISBN-13: 9780742511262
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

'Rethinking Social Inquiry' offers a cohesive set of reflections on the quest for common standards drawn from quantitative methodology. The contributors argue that these standards must be drawn from exemplary qualitative research as well as the best quantitative studies.

Introduction
Refocusing the discussion of methodology
The quest for standards : King, Keohane, and Verba's Designing social inquiry
Critiques of the quantitative template
Doing good and doing better : how far does the quantitative template get us?
Some unfulfilled promises of quantitative imperialism
How inference in the social (but not the physical) sciences neglects theoretical anomaly
Claiming too much : warnings about selection bias
Qualitative tools
Tools for qualitative research
Turning the tables : how case-oriented research challenges variable-oriented research
Case studies and the limits of the quantitative worldview
Linking the quantitative and qualitative traditions
Bridging the quantitative-qualitative divide
The importance of research design
Diverse tools, shared standards
Critiques, responses, and trade-offs : drawing together the debate
Sources of leverage in causal inference : toward an alternative view of methodology
Data-set observations versus causal-process observations : the 2000 U.S. presidential election
Glossary

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