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.

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.

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.

Case Study Research

Author: John Gerring
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139460385
Release Date: 2006-12-11
Genre: Political Science

Case Study Research: Principles and Practices aims to provide a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools can be utilized in all fields where the case study method is prominent, including business, anthropology, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, social work, and sociology. Topics include the definition of a 'case study,' the strengths and weaknesses of this distinctive method, strategies for choosing cases, an experimental template for understanding research design, and the role of singular observations in case study research. It is argued that a diversity of approaches - experimental, observational, qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic - may be successfully integrated into case study research. This book breaks down traditional boundaries between qualitative and quantitative, experimental and nonexperimental, positivist and interpretivist.

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.

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.

Die 4 Stunden Woche

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843704458
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.