Strategies for Social Inquiry: Case Study Research: Principles and Practices

Strategies for Social Inquiry: Case Study Research: Principles and Practices

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Case Study Research: Principles and Practices provides a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools are applicable in a variety of fields including anthropology, business and management, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. Topics include: a survey of case study approaches; a methodologically tractable definition of 'case study'; strategies for case selection, including random sampling and other algorithmic approaches; quantitative and qualitative modes of case study analysis; and problems of internal and external validity. The second edition of this core textbook is designed to be accessible to readers who are new to the subject and is thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating recent research, numerous up-to-date studies and comprehensive lecture slides.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 174 x 247 x 19mm | 640g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Worked examples or Exercises; 35 Tables, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 4 Line drawings, black and white
  • 1316632504
  • 9781316632505
  • 514,591

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Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Case Studies: 1. Surveys; 2. Definitions; Part II. Selecting Cases: 3. Overview of case selection; 4. Descriptive case studies; 5. Causal case studies; 6. Algorithms and samples; Part III. Analyzing Cases: 7. A typology of research designs; 8. Quantitative and qualitative modes of analysis; Part IV. Validity: 9. Internal validity; 10. External validity; Part V. Conclusions: 11. Tradeoffs; Part VI. References; Index.
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About John Gerring

John Gerring is Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996 (Cambridge, 1998), A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance (Cambridge, 2008), Concepts and Method: Giovanni Sartori and his Legacy (with David Collier, 2009), Social Science Methodology: A Unified Framework, 2nd edition (Cambridge, 2012), and Applied Social Science Methodology (with Dino Christenson, Cambridge, forthcoming), along with numerous articles.
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