Introduction to the Comparative Method With Boolean Algebra (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
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, it 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.
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.
Preface and AcknowledgmentsSymbols, Abbreviations, Editorial NoteIntroduction1 - Definition2 - History3 - Specificity4 - Cases and Variables5 - Control6 - Causation7 - Comparative Analysis with Boolean Algebra8 - AssessmentConclusion: A Circular Story?NotesGlossaryReferencesAbout the Author
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