The Comparative Method: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences v. 158)

The Comparative Method: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences v. 158)

By: Daniele Caramani (author)Paperback

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Offering students and researchers in the behavioural and social sciences a brief and accessible introduction to the comparative method, this book is ideal for students of public administration, policy, sociology, political science, social psychology, and international relations. It provides readers with basic guidelines for comparative research by addressing all key methodological issues.

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About Author

Daniele Caramani is professor of political science (chair of comparative politics and methods) at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is the author of the book and CD-ROM Elections in Western Europe since 1815 (Palgrave, 2000) and The Nationalization of Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2004), for which he received the "Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences." He has also edited Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008). His current research focuses on the integration of European electorates and party systems. A paper on "Is There a European Electorate and What Does It Look Like? Evidence from Electoral Volatility Measures, 1976-2004" has appeared in West European Politics (29/1, 2006) and has been awarded the "Vincent Wright Prize" for best article in 2006.

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Symbols, Abbreviations, Editorial Note Introduction 1 - Definition 2 - History 3 - Specificity 4 - Cases and Variables 5 - Control 6 - Causation 7 - Comparative Analysis with Boolean Algebra 8 - Assessment Conclusion: A Circular Story? Notes Glossary References About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412909754
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781412909754
  • weight: 159
  • ISBN10: 1412909759

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