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Qualitative Research in Political Science (Hardcover)

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In recent years there has been an explosion of research on qualitative methodology and methods in the social sciences at large, and in the field of Political Science in particular. This Major Work presents a comprehensively curated collection of key literature on this subject, organised into four thematic volumes:

Volume One 
includes papers on the ontological and epistemological foundations of qualitative research, before moving onto articles that compare qualitative with quantitative research, as well as statements that contrast the divergent strands within qualitative research.

Volume Two 
includes literature that exemplifies the tradition and techniques of cross-case comparisons.

Volume Three 
is devoted to the spectrum of approaches that focuses on within-case analysis in order to provide evidence for causal claims. The selected works shed light on the corresponding major concepts: causal mechanisms, congruence and process tracing.

Volume Four 
captures the spectrum of qualitative methods that highlights the importance of context and social constructions (meanings) and is most often summed up as interpretivism: ethnographic and practice approaches as well as discourse, frame and narrative analysis.

Number of Pages: 4
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Sage Library of Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51707450
UPC: 9781473918962
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-0873
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