After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research

  title={After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research},
  author={James Mahoney},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={120 - 147}
  • J. Mahoney
  • Published 14 January 2010
  • Sociology
  • World Politics
This article discusses developments in the field of qualitative methodology since the publication of King, Keohane, and Verba's (KKV 's) Designing Social Inquiry. Three areas of the new methodology are examined: (1) process tracing and causal-process observations; (2) methods using set theory and logic; and (3) strategies for combining qualitative and quantitative research. In each of these areas, the article argues, the new literature encompasses KKV 's helpful insights while avoiding their… 
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