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Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences

@inproceedings{George2005CaseSA,
  title={Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences},
  author={Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett},
  year={2005}
}
A text that emphasizes the importance of case studies in social science scholarship and shows how to make case study practices more rigorous. 
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