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Case Selection Techniques in Case Study Research
Seven case selection procedures are considered, each of which facilitates a different strategy for within-case analysis and discusses quantitative approaches that meet the goals of the approach, while still requiring information that can reasonably be gathered for a large number of cases. Expand
Democracy and the Policy Preferences of Wealthy Americans
It is important to know what wealthy Americans seek from politics and how (if at all) their policy preferences differ from those of other citizens. There can be little doubt that the wealthy exertExpand
Putting Typologies to Work
Typologies are well-established analytic tools in the social sciences. They can be “put to work” in forming concepts, refining measurement, exploring dimensionality, and organizing explanatoryExpand
Multi-Method Social Science: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Tools
It is argued that methods can be productively combined using the framework of integrative multi-method research, with one method used to carry out a final causal inference, and methods from other traditions used to test the key assumptions involved in that causal inference. Expand
Putting Typologies to Work: Concept Formation, Measurement, and Analytic Rigor
A basic template for constructing typologies is offered and it is shown how they can be “put to work” in refining concepts and measurement, examining underlying dimensions, and organizing explanatory claims and causal inference. Expand
Typologies: Forming Concepts and Creating Categorical Variables
Typologies — understood as organized systems of types — make a fundamental contribution to concept formation and to the construction of categorical variables. Although some scholars might seeExpand
Qualitative comparative analysis vis-à-vis regression
Discussions of Charles C. Ragin’s Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) have not adequately considered the assumptions about causation on which this method depends. Yet in evaluating any method, itExpand
Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela
Most party systems are relatively stable over time. Yet in the 1980s and 1990s, established party systems in Peru and Venezuela broke down, leading to the elections of outsider Alberto Fujimori andExpand