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What Is a Case Study and What Is It Good for?
  • J. Gerring
  • American Political Science Review
  • 1 May 2004
This paper aims to clarify the meaning, and explain the utility, of the case study method, a method often practiced but little understood. A “case study,” I argue, is best defined as an intensiveExpand
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Case Study Research: Principles and Practices
Case Study Research: Principles and Practices aims to provide a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools can be utilizedExpand
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Case Selection Techniques in Case Study Research
How can scholars select cases from a large universe for in-depth case study analysis? Random sampling is not typically a viable approach when the total number of cases to be selected is small. HenceExpand
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What Makes a Concept Good? A Criterial Framework for Understanding Concept Formation in the Social Sciences
Nowhere in the broad and heterogeneous work on concept formation has the question of conceptual utility been satisfactorily addressed. Goodness in concept formation, I argue, cannot be reduced toExpand
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Democracy and Economic Growth: A Historical Perspective
Recent studies appear to show that democracy has no robust association with economic growth. Yet all such work assumes that the causal effect of democracy can be measured by a country's regime statusExpand
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Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework
Preface 1. The problem of unity amidst diversity 2. A criterial framework Part I. Concepts: 3. Concepts: general criteria 4. The process of forming concepts Part II. Propositions: 5. EmpiricalExpand
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Political Institutions and Corruption: The Role of Unitarism and Parliamentarism
A raft of new research on the causes and effects of political corruption has emerged in recent years, in tandem with a separate, growing focus on the effects of political institutions on importantExpand
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Ideology: A Definitional Analysis
What does "ideology" mean? As a preliminary step to answering this muchasked question, I collected what seemed to be the most thoughtful and/or influential definitions circulating within the socialExpand
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Case Study Research: Case Study Research
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