Social Science Methodology

A Criterial Framework

Author: John Gerring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521805131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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This title offers a one-volume introduction to social science methodology, relevant to the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. It is written for beginning students, long-time practitioners and methodologists, and applies to work conducted in qualitative and quantitative styles. It synthesizes the vast and diverse field of methodology in a way that is clear, concise, and comprehensive. While offering a handy overview of the subject, the book is also an argument about how we should conceptualize methodological problems. Tasks and criteria, the author argues - not fixed rules of procedure - best describe the search for methodological adequacy. Thinking about methodology through this lens provides a new framework for understanding work in the social sciences.

Social Science Methodology

A Unified Framework

Author: John Gerring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503774

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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John Gerring's exceptional textbook has been thoroughly revised in this second edition. It offers a one-volume introduction to social science methodology relevant to the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology. This new edition has been extensively developed with the introduction of new material and a thorough treatment of essential elements such as conceptualization, measurement, causality and research design. It is written for students, long-time practitioners and methodologists and covers both qualitative and quantitative methods. It synthesizes the vast and diverse field of methodology in a way that is clear, concise and comprehensive. While offering a handy overview of the subject, the book is also an argument about how we should conceptualize methodological problems. Thinking about methodology through this lens provides a new framework for understanding work in the social sciences.

Social Science Methodology

A Criterial Framework

Author: John Gerring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521801133

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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This book is an introduction to methodological issues in the social sciences that is appropriate for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers with some background in social science subjects. It is a concise and readable guide to doing and evaluating work in anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Case Study Research

Principles and Practices

Author: John Gerring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139460382

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Case Study Research: Principles and Practices aims to provide a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools can be utilized in all fields where the case study method is prominent, including business, anthropology, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, social work, and sociology. Topics include the definition of a 'case study,' the strengths and weaknesses of this distinctive method, strategies for choosing cases, an experimental template for understanding research design, and the role of singular observations in case study research. It is argued that a diversity of approaches - experimental, observational, qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic - may be successfully integrated into case study research. This book breaks down traditional boundaries between qualitative and quantitative, experimental and nonexperimental, positivist and interpretivist.

Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996

Author: John Gerring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785907

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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Is American politics "ideological," or relatively consensual? Do the American parties differ from one another and, if so, how? Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996 is a synthetic history and analysis of the ideologies of the major American parties from the early nineteenth century to the present. It is the only book currently in print that attempts such a broad treatment of the subject and that is empirically grounded.

Einführung in die vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Author: Detlef Jahn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783810038944

Category: Social Science

Page: 547

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Gegenstandsbereiche - Logik und Methode des Vergleichs - Theorien - Analysestrategien - Schritte des Forschungsdesigns - Die Zukunft der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft

Methoden der vergleichenden Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft

Neue Entwicklungen und Anwendungen

Author: Susanne Pickel,Gert Pickel,Hans-Joachim Lauth,Detlef Jahn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531918265

Category: Political Science

Page: 551

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Im Bereich der Methoden der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft haben sich in den letzten Jahren vielfältige Entwicklungen ergeben, die bislang aber eher selektiv und voneinander getrennt vorgestellt wurden. Dabei fehlt es insbesondere an Publikationen, die sich an fortgeschrittenen Interessenten des Bereichs wenden und anwendungsorientierte Leitlinien für spezifische Analysetypen geben. Diese Hilfestellungen sind in der Regel in übergreifenden Einführungen, von wenigen Autoren nicht zu leisten. Dieser Band gibt eine erschöpfende Breite an derzeit verfügbaren methodischen Zugängen zur vergleichenden Sozialwissenschaft, die durch die einschlägigen Autoren der jeweiligen Gebiete fachgerecht und anwendungsorientiert gestaltet wurden.

Big Data

Analysen zum digitalen Wandel von Wissen, Macht und Ökonomie

Author: Ramón Reichert

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3732825922

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Ob die Überwachungspraktiken der NSA oder die Geschäftsmodelle von Google, Facebook & Co.: Sie alle basieren auf »Big Data«, der ungeahnten Möglichkeit, riesige Datenmengen wie nie zuvor in der Geschichte zu erheben, zu sammeln und zu analysieren. »Big Data« beschreibt damit nicht nur neuartige wissenschaftliche Datenpraktiken, sondern steht für eine tektonische Verschiebung von Wissen, Medien, Macht und Ökonomie. Im Unterschied zum Medienhype um »Big Data« schafft der Band einen Reflexionsraum zur differenzierten Auseinandersetzung mit dem datenbasierten Medienumbruch der Gegenwart. International führende Theoretiker der Digital Humanities stellen einen fachübergreifenden Theorierahmen zur Verfügung, der es erlaubt, »Big Data« in seiner gesamten sozialen, kulturellen, ökonomischen und politischen Bandbreite zeitdiagnostisch zu thematisieren. Mit Beiträgen von David M. Berry, Jean Burgess, Alexander R. Galloway, Lev Manovich, Richard Rogers, Daniel Rosenberg, Bernard Stiegler, Theo Röhle, Eugene Thacker u.a.m.

A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance

Author: John Gerring,Strom C. Thacker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521710154

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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This book outlines the importance of political institutions in achieving good governance within a democratic polity and sets forth an argument to explore what sorts of institutions do the job best. By focusing on 'centripetal institutions', which maximize both representation and authority by bringing political energy and actors toward the centre of a polity, the authors set forth a relatively novel theory of democratic governance, applicable to all political settings in which multi-party competition obtains. Basing their theory on national-level political institutions, the authors argue that there are three types of political institutions that are fundamental in securing a centripetal style of democratic governance: unitary (rather than federal) sovereignty, a parliamentary (rather than presidential) executive, and a closed-list PR electoral system (rather than a single-member district or preferential-vote system).

Reconceptualizing Sovereignty in the Post-National State: Statehood Attributes in the International Order

The Federal Tradition

Author: Flavio G. I. Inocencio

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496978188

Category: Law

Page: 314

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• This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the concept of sovereignty. • This book outlines the origins, context and evolution of the concept of sovereignty as an essential attribute of the modern territorial State since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. • The book identifies two competing traditions of the concept of sovereignty; the tradition inaugurated by Jean Bodin in 1576 in his work “The Six Books of the Commonwealth” and another that started with Johannes Althusius in 1603, considered the ‘father’ of federal theory, in his less known work “Politica”. • In order to understand the concept of sovereignty, it is necessary to understand the ‘constitutional rules’ of each international system and the fact that the States are the primary polities in the international arena. • The rise of International Organizations and the increasing ‘institutionalization’ of the international system challenges this state-centric world, considering their exercise of sovereign powers. • Following authors such as Daniel Elazar, the book discusses the importance of federalism as political theory, which offers a different understanding of the concept of sovereignty. • The book discusses the European Union as a paradigmatic case of a ‘postmodern confederation’, which challenges the notion of sovereignty as an absolute and exclusive statehood attribute. • Furthermore, the reconceptualization of sovereignty in International Law should consider the rise of regional and functional legal orders, the different understandings of sovereignty offered by the federalist tradition and the processes of ‘deterritorialization’ and disaggregation of authority. • The book concludes with the idea that concept of sovereignty in International Law should be seen as a flexible concept which is not an exclusive attribute of the modern territorial state. This book is required reading for all interested in the history and the evolution of the concept of sovereignty.

Philosophy of Social Science

A New Introduction

Author: Nancy Cartwright,Eleonora Montuschi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030082

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed both for students with central interests in philosophy and those planning to concentrate on the social sciences, and it presupposes no particular background in either domain. From the wide range of topics at the forefront of debate in philosophy of social science, the editors have chosen those which are representative of the most important and interesting contemporary work. A team of distinguished experts explore key aspects of the field such as social ontology (what are the things that social science studies?), objectivity, formal methods, measurement, and causal inference. Also included are chapters focused on notable subjects of social science research, such as well-being and climate change. Philosophy of Social Science provides a clear, accessible, and up-to-date guide to this fascinating field.

Rational Choice

Eine Kritik am Beispiel von Anwendungen in der Politischen Wissenschaft. Übersetzung aus dem Amerikanischen von Annette Schmitt

Author: Donald P. Green,Ian Shapiro

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486831607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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In diesem gut lesbaren und verständlichen Buch bewerten die Autoren die Anwendung der Rational-Choice-Theorie. In ihrer herben Kritik zeigen Green und Shapiro auf, dass die hoch gelobten Ergebnisse der Rational-Choice-Theorie tatsächlich äußerst suspekt sind und dass ein grundsätzliches Umdenken erforderlich ist, um diesen analytischen Ansatz in der Politikwissenschaft wirklich nutzen zu können. Diesen Prozess des Umdenkens wollen die Autoren mit ihrem Buch anstoßen.

Demokratie oder Anarchie?

Untersuchung über die Verhältniswahl

Author: Ferdinand Aloys Hermens

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322984753

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus

Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110504707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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Qualitative Politikanalyse

Eine Einführung in Forschungsansätze und Methoden

Author: Joachim Blatter,Frank Janning,Claudius Wagemann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531907166

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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In diesem Lehrbuch sollen Studierende und sonstige Interessierte mit den unterschiedlichen Forschungsansätzen und -methoden sowie den wichtigsten Anwendungsfeldern qualitativer Politikanalyse vertraut gemacht werden. Hierzu wird ausführlich in die Grundlagen und Traditionen der qualitativen Sozialforschung eingeführt. Danach werden die wichtigsten Methoden der Datenerhebung und Datenauswertung präsentiert. Neben den qualitativen Methoden werden die zentralen Forschungsdesigns in der qualitativen Politikforschung dargestellt und kritisch erläutert. Ein Schwerpunkt bildet dabei die Auseinandersetzung mit Fallstudien-Designs.