Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences



6 thoughts on “Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (BCSIA Studies in International Security)

  1. Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries says:

    This is the best methodology textbook I have read in my life


  2. Julie Julie says:

    I hated this book and so did everyone in my seminar class I'm pretty sure I'm marking this as read but I think there may be one chapter I didn't readwhile this book actually does give a good run down of how to do good research how to develop your theory how to test your theory how to avoid bias and so on it is painfully dry when assigned readings from GB it would take me forever to get through them because the content is like dissecting a skin cell this book provided me with a few moments of intellectual meditation but also a few moments of me falling asleep on my couch while trying to finish a chapteranother point for GB this isn't just a textbook that guides you through the research process and how to do it rather it is a critiue of how to do scholarly pseudo science that backs up it's conclusions with a survey of other research method publications each chapter has its own set of footnotes as wellI found it particularly difficult to digest this book when I hadn't really conducted research before I mean how am I supposed to grasp criticisms of research when I haven't TRULY done any PROFESSIONAL research? how am I supposed to understand critiues of Game of Thrones when I haven't even seen the show? anywayperhaps if I reread shudders the book now after lectures and practice trying to create survey uestions etc I might get out of GB's book I imagine I will also find this book useful later on in my graduate life


  3. Perdani Budiarti Perdani Budiarti says:

    Before reading this book the reader should read DSI by KKV first to gain understanding about what the writers want to conveyFor me even though this book is somehow difficult to understand but it applicable than DSIdying in case studies uality methods #die


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  5. Anna Anna says:

    This is a great book for designing you research project It has a number of exercises to help you think critically about your research design and decisions Very useful


  6. Naomi McCormick Naomi McCormick says:

    great for making claims that a case study approach is useful for than just description of exceptionalism but also for theory development


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Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (BCSIA Studies in International Security) [PDF / Epub] ☂ Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (BCSIA Studies in International Security) By Alexander L. George – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent years Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily The use and Theory Kindle Ï of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent years Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on uantitative research and formal models and have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies This text presents a comprehensive analysis of research methods using case studies and examines the place of case studies in social science methodology It argues that case studies statistical methods and formal models are complementary rather than competitive The book Case Studies Epub / explains how to design case study research that will produce results Studies and Theory Development in eBook ↠ useful to policymakers and emphasizes the importance of developing policy relevant theories It offers three major contributions to case study methodology an emphasis on the importance of within case analysis a detailed discussion of process tracing and development of the concept of typological theories Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences will be particularly useful to graduate students and scholars in social science methodology and the philosophy of science as well as to those designing new research projects and will contribute Studies and Theory Epub Û greatly to the broader debate about scientific methods.