New PDF release: Finding Pathways: Mixed-Method Research for Studying Causal

By Nicholas Weller,Jeb Barnes

Social scientists have pointed out a necessity to maneuver past the research of correlation between variables to the examine of causal mechanisms that hyperlink them. Nicholas Weller and Jeb Barnes suggest answer lies in 'pathway analysis': using case reviews to discover the causal hyperlinks among similar variables. This e-book makes a speciality of how the small-N part of multi-method study can meaningfully give a contribution and upload price to the research of causal mechanisms. The authors current either a longer purpose for the original position that case reviews can play in causal mechanism learn, and a close view of the categories of data that case reports should still try and generate and the way to leverage current large-N information to lead the case choice technique. The authors clarify easy methods to use their process either to choose instances and to supply context on formerly studied cases.

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