Multimethod research, casual mechanisms, and case studies
an integrated approach
- ISBN: 9780691174129
- Editorial: Princeton University Press
- Fecha de la edición: 2017
- Lugar de la edición: New Jersey. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 22 cm
- Nº Pág.: 291
- Idiomas: Inglés
An innovative and accessible textbook on multimethod and case-study research
Multimethod research has become indispensable to doing social science, and is essential to anyone who conducts large-scale research projects in political science, sociology, education, comparative law, or business. This authoritative and accessible book offers the first truly comprehensive approach to multimethod and case-study research, and is particularly aimed at students of qualitative methods in the social sciences.
Walking step-by-step through these cutting-edge tools and techniques, Gary Goertz introduces a new integrated approach that unites three corners of a powerful research triad-causal mechanisms, cross-case causal inference, and within-case causal inference. He explains how the investigation of causal mechanisms and the making of within-case causal inference are the central goals of multimethod and case study research, and provides a logic for connecting case studies and causal mechanism analysis with cross-case analysis, whether they are statistical analyses, experiments, or QCA. In addition, Goertz analyzes how one can generalize using case studies, as well as systematically test game-theoretic and other models using multiple case studies.