Redesigning Social Inquiry: Fuzzy Sets and Beyond (BOK)

Charles C. Ragin

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For over twenty years Charles C. Ragin has been at the forefront of the development of innovative methods for social scientists. In "Redesigning Social Inquiry", he continues his campaign to revitalize the field, challenging major aspects of the conventional template for social science research while offering a clear alternative."Redesigning Social Inquiry" provides a substantive critique of the standard approach to social research - namely, assessing the relative importance of causal variables drawn from competing theories. Instead, Ragin proposes the use of set-theoretic methods to find a middle path between quantitative and qualitative research. Through a series of contrasts between fuzzy-set analysis and conventional quantitative research, Ragin demonstrates the capacity for set-theoretic methods to strengthen connections between qualitative researchers' deep knowledge of their cases and quantitative researchers' elaboration of cross-case patterns. Packed with useful examples, "Redesigning Social Inquiry" will be indispensable to experienced professionals and to budding scholars about to embark on their first project.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Charles C. Ragin
University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9780226702759
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21,7cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 288 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social research & statistics