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Rethinking Social Inquiry Diverse Tools, Shared Standards

ISBN-10: 0742511251

ISBN-13: 9780742511255

Edition: 2004

Authors: Henry E. Brady, David Collier

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List price: $96.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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
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