Social Science Concepts A User's Guide

ISBN-10: 0691124116

ISBN-13: 9780691124117

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gary Goertz

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To develop theories and research designs requires concepts. Gary Goertz provides advice on the construction and use of social science concepts and their use in case selection and theories. He also cites examples from political science and sociology to illustrate the theoretical and practical issues of concept construction and use.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Theoretical, Structural, and Empirical Analysis of Concepts
Structuring and Theorizing Concepts
Concept Intension and Extension
Increasing Concept-Measure Consistency
Substitutability, Aggregation, and Weakest-Link Measures
Concepts and Case Selection
Concepts and Selecting (on) the Dependent Variable
Negative Case Selection: The Possibility Principle
Concepts and Choosing Populations
Concepts in Theories
Concepts in Theories: Two-Level Theories
References
Exercises and Web Site
Index
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