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Introduction to the Comparative Method With Boolean Algebra
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Introduction to the Comparative Method With Boolean Algebra



© 2009 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering students and researchers in the behavioural and social sciences a brief and accessible introduction to the comparative method, it is ideal for students of public administration, policy, sociology, political science, social psychology, and international relations. It provides readers with basic guidelines for comparative research by addressing all key methodological issues.
 
Preface and Acknowledgments
 
Symbols, Abbreviations, Editorial Note
 
Introduction
 
1 - Definition
 
2 - History
 
3 - Specificity
 
4 - Cases and Variables
 
5 - Control
 
6 - Causation
 
7 - Comparative Analysis with Boolean Algebra
 
8 - Assessment
 
Conclusion: A Circular Story?
 
Notes
 
Glossary
 
References
 
About the Author
Key features
  • Assumes that readers have had no prior methodological training
  • Provides readers with a clear and concise introduction to the why, what, and how of the comparative method
  • Walks readers through comparative analysis in a step-by-step fashion
  • Discusses the advantages of the comparative method and the fields in which this method is best used

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