New PDF release: Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative

By Benoît Rihoux,Charles C. Ragin

ISBN-10: 1412942357

ISBN-13: 9781412942355

Configurational Comparative Methods paves the way in which for an leading edge method of empirical clinical paintings via a technique that integrates key strengths of either qualitative (case-oriented) and quantitative (variable-oriented) techniques. This first-of-its-kind textual content is superb for "small-N" or "intermediate-N" learn occasions, which either mainstream qualitative and quantitative equipment locate tough to deal with. Benoît Rihoux and Charles C. Ragin, besides their contributing authors, provide either a easy, comparative study layout assessment and a technical and hands-on assessment of Crisp-Set QCA (csQCA), Multi-Value QCA (mvQCA), and Fuzzy-Set QCA (fsQCA).

Key Features

  • Discusses current purposes in lots of diverse fields and disciplines besides state of the art assurance of the strengths and barriers of those techniques
  • Demonstrates additional creative methods of utilizing QCA techniques
  • Provides suggestion on how one can increase a comparative learn layout (case and variable choice) in addition to a selected process referred to as MSDO/MDSO (most comparable, diverse outcome/most assorted, similar outcome).
  • Shows find out how to practice the technical operations associated with 3 particular QCA recommendations: csQCA, mvQCA, and fsQCA
  • Includes a word list, an intensive bibliography, and an in depth record of fine practices at each degree of the learn process

Intended Audience

A needs to for any pupil or researcher who desires to have interaction in systematic cross-case comparability within the social and behavioral sciences, the ebook is perfect to be used in upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level social technology study tools courses.

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