Designing Case Studies

Author: J. Blatter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137016669
Release Date: 2012-05-30
Genre: Political Science

The authors explore three ways of conducting causal analysis in case studies. They draw on established practices as well as on recent innovations in case study methodology and integrate these insights into coherent approaches. They highlight the core features of each approach and provide advice on each step of the research process.

Qualitative Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft

Author: Joachim Blatter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658149550
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Political Science

​Dieses Buch bietet eine paradigmenübergreifende Darstellung des qualitativen Methodenrepertoires der Politikwissenschaft. Behandelt werden interpretative Methoden (qualitative Interviews, Gruppendiskussionen, Beobachtungsverfahren, Inhaltsanalyse, Diskursanalyse, hermeneutische Verfahren, ethnografische Methoden und Grounded Theory); Fallstudienmethodik (deskriptiv-vergleichende Fallstudien, fallvergleichende Kausalanalyse, Prozessanalyse und Kongruenzanalyse) und Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), vor allem in ihrer Fuzzy-Set-Variante. Viele Beispiele runden das Lehrbuch ab.

Case Studies and Causal Inference

Author: Ingo Rohlfing
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230240704
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Education

A discussion of the case study method which develops an integrative framework for causal inference in small-n research. This framework is applied to research design tasks such as case selection and process tracing. The book presents the basics, state-of-the-art and arguments for improving the case study method and empirical small-n research.

Research Methods A Modular Approach

Author: Sherri Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495098904
Release Date: 2007-02-22
Genre: Psychology

Sherri Jackson's RESEARCH METHODS: A MODULAR APPROACH combines a lively writing style with a novel approach to offer a refreshing alternative for the research methods course. Topics are treated in relatively compact units that, though logically sequenced, can be used in any order. The critical thinking theme that threads through the book engages your thinking by asking you to continually evaluate evidence. .Brief, yet comprehensive, this text will help you master the material in an engaging way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Comparative Policy Studies

Author: I. Engeli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137314154
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Genre: Political Science

In the first volume of its kind, a collection of top policy scholars combine empirical and methodological analysis in the field of comparative policy studies to provide compelling insights into the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies across regional and national boundaries.

Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Michael Maxfield
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111346911
Release Date: 2011-06-22
Genre: Social Science

A concise paperback based on Maxfield/Babbie’s best-selling, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, this ’basics’ version combines accessibility and a conversational writing style with Michael G. Maxfield’s expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In fewer than 400 pages, BASICS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, 3e introduces students to the core of criminal justice research. It utilizes the most current, real data and features coverage of such key issues as ethics, causation, validity, field research, research design, and more. The Third Edition includes expanded coverage of web-based research and how to access and utilize new CJ data sets. Balancing coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, the text is packed with real-world examples, practical applications, and Internet research exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Applications of Case Study Research

Author: Robert K. Yin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761925511
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Written to augment the author's earlier, extremely successful volume, Case Study Research: Design and Methods, the new edition of this applications book presents and discusses new case studies from a wide array of topics offering a variety of examples or applications of case study research methods. These applications demonstrate specific techniques or principles that are integral to the case study method. Through these practical applications, the reader is able to identify solutions to problems encountered during this type of research.

Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Author: Dirk Berg-Schlosser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322866890
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Political Science

Der Band liefert eine Einführung in die Grundbegriffe und Konzepte der ländervergleichenden Politikforschung anhand von konkreten Beispielen. Er erläutert die am häufigsten verwendeten Instrumente der Forschung und leistet Hilfestellung zur kritischen Beurteilung der herrschenden Forschungspraxis.

Conducting Substance Use Research

Author: Audrey L. Begun
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199395866
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Social Science

This book assists new and experienced scholars in planning and conducting high quality, contemporary studies for knowledge building about substance use. The target audience is individuals new to substance use as a field of study, either as novice researchers or as experienced researchers in other areas who find themselves lacking experience to address overlapping issues of substance use. Organized around a translational science framework, the contents address substance use research about epidemiology, etiology, intervention efficacy and effectiveness, and implementation of evidence-informed interventions. In addition, examples and issues are drawn from social work traditions involving multiple levels of study (organisms to large social systems), integrating biopsychosocial aspects, and adopting a lifespan perspective. The authors examine the implications for research of current "great debates" in the field and present readers with a variety of specific substance use research resources and tools. This practical "how to" guide takes the reader step-by-step through issues specific to substance use research in study design, participant recruitment and retention, measurement and analysis, and the processes involved in the dissemination, diffusion, and implementation of evidence-informed innovations. A variety of technical resources and measurement tools are provided, as are references to journals for scholars to consider both as knowledge resources and as outlets for disseminating their work. In sum, this book offers a fresh approach to conducting substance use research that is not readily available in other texts.

The Migration of Constitutional Ideas

Author: Sujit Choudhry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139460773
Release Date: 2007-01-18
Genre: Law

The migration of constitutional ideas across jurisdictions is one of the central features of contemporary constitutional practice. The increasing use of comparative jurisprudence in interpreting constitutions is one example of this. In this 2007 book, leading figures in the study of comparative constitutionalism and comparative constitutional politics from North America, Europe and Australia discuss the dynamic processes whereby constitutional systems influence each other. They explore basic methodological questions which have thus far received little attention, and examine the complex relationship between national and supranational constitutionalism - an issue of considerable contemporary interest in Europe. The migration of constitutional ideas is discussed from a variety of methodological perspectives - comparative law, comparative politics, and cultural studies of law - and contributors draw on case-studies from a wide variety of jurisdictions: Australia, Hungary, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

Understanding Human Resource Development

Author: Jim McGoldrick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134589432
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Business & Economics

This edited volume contains original chapters by some of the leading researchers and writers in HRD. It provides a definitive work on the design and conduct of research in HRD and identifies and examines the possibilities and limitations of particular methods and techniques. Emerging debates on the purpose, nature and practice and theoretical base of HRD are examined. Each chapter is structured with: * Statement of aims * Description of theoretical and empirical context^ * Identification and examination of methodological issues * Description and evaluation of research design * Critical analysis and evaluation * Key learning points

Encyclopedia of Nursing Research Third Edition

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826107510
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Medical

Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! Named a "Choice Outstanding Academic Title" for 2007 and an "AJN Book of the Year" The award-winning Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now in its third edition, is the comprehensive resource for tracking developments in the field. With over 20 new areas of research, and meticulous updates of original entries, the encyclopedia presents key terms and concepts and their application to practice. Pithy entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives, and will be a starting point for future content and references. Nurse researchers, educators, students, and all clinical specialties will find the encyclopedia an important introduction to the breadth of nursing research today. New topics include NIH-funded research areas, a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals, addictions care, palliative care, translational science, simulation, trauma care, family-centered care, mild cognitive impairment, active surveillance for cancer care, workplace and empowerment research, nurse engagement, nurse-physician collaboration, CAM and empowerment research, spirituality, synthesis and action research, mixed methods research, systematic review, ethnopharmacology, and more. Key Features: Includes NIH-funded research topics Provides a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals Adds over 20 new areas of research and updates original entries Written by over 200 nursing research experts Organized alphabetically for easy access to information

Introduction to Research E Book

Author: Elizabeth DePoy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323291071
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Medical

Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.

Case Study Research

Author: Robert K. Yin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412960991
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin’s bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25% new), gives fresh attention to quantitative analyses, discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs, and includes new methodological insights. The book’s coverage of case study research and how it is applied in practice gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Highlights each specific research feature through 44 boxed vignettes that feature previously published case studies Provides methodological insights to show the similarities between case studies and other social science methods Suggests a three-stage approach to help readers define the initial questions they will consider in their own case study research Covers new material on human subjects protection, the role of Institutional Review Boards, and the interplay between obtaining IRB approval and the final development of the case study protocol and conduct of a pilot case Includes an overall graphic of the entire case study research process at the beginning of the book, then highlights the steps in the process through graphics that appear at the outset of all the chapters that follow Offers in-text learning aids including “tips” that pose key questions and answers at the beginning of each chapter, practical exercises, endnotes, and a new cross-referencing table Case Study Research, Fourth Edition is ideal for courses in departments of Education, Business and Management, Nursing and Public Health, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science.

International Business

Author: Simon Harris
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137007742
Release Date: 2012-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides an in-depth analysis of some of the most recent challenges for international businesses, such as corporate social responsibility and the phenomenon of outward foreign direct investment from China. Reflects on the new perspectives in international business by presenting the experience of successful business experts in the field.