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Methodological Issues in Comparative Social Science Vol: 16

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06 May 1997
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
290 pages - 156 x 234 x 17mm
Comparative Social Research


Focusing upon the area of social methodology, this volume examines diverse approaches toward sociological research. These include case-orientated research versus variable orientated research, a multi-methodological approach and comparing historical sequences. The book should serve as a source of reference for research into approaches to social methodology.
Current issues in comparative macro sociology, John H. Goldthorpe; turning the tables - how case-orientated research challenges variable-orientated research, Charles C. Ragin; means and ends of comparison in macrosociology, Charles Tilly; comparing historical sequences - a powerful tool for casual analysis, Dietrich Rueschemeyer and John D. Stephens; stories, observations, systems, theories, Henry Teune; the concept of turning point, Andrew Abbott; methodolgical issues in comparative macrosociology, Jack A. Goldstone; a response to commentaries, John H. Goldthorpe; reduction of complexity for a small-N analysis - a stepwise multi-methodological approach, Dirk Berg-Schlosser and Gisele De Meur; measurement of education in comparative research, Michael Braun and Walter Muller; comparative political economy of life course, Karl Ulrich Mayer; making institutions dynamic in cross-national research - time-space distancing in explaining unemployment, Thomas Janoski.

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