Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

Alexander L. George


The use of case reports to construct and try out theories in political technological know-how and the opposite social sciences has elevated in recent times. Many students have argued that the social sciences depend too seriously on quantitative study and formal types and feature tried to increase and refine rigorous tools for utilizing case stories. this article offers a complete research of analysis equipment utilizing case experiences and examines where of case stories in social technological know-how technique. It argues that case experiences, statistical tools, and formal types are complementary instead of aggressive.

The ebook explains the right way to layout case learn learn that may produce effects worthwhile to policymakers and emphasizes the significance of constructing policy-relevant theories. It deals 3 significant contributions to case research method: an emphasis at the significance of within-case research, an in depth dialogue of approach tracing, and improvement of the idea that of typological theories. Case reports and concept improvement within the Social Sciences should be relatively necessary to graduate scholars and students in social technology technique and the philosophy of technology, in addition to to these designing new learn initiatives, and should give a contribution enormously to the wider debate approximately clinical methods.

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