Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies : An Integrated Approach, Paperback / softback Book

Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies : An Integrated Approach Paperback / softback


An innovative and accessible textbook on multimethod and case-study research Multimethod research has become indispensable to doing social science, and is essential to anyone who conducts large-scale research projects in political science, sociology, education, comparative law, or business.

This authoritative and accessible book offers the first truly comprehensive approach to multimethod and case-study research, and is particularly aimed at students of qualitative methods in the social sciences. Walking step-by-step through these cutting-edge tools and techniques, Gary Goertz introduces a new integrated approach that unites three corners of a powerful research triad--causal mechanisms, cross-case causal inference, and within-case causal inference.

He explains how the investigation of causal mechanisms and the making of within-case causal inference are the central goals of multimethod and case study research, and provides a logic for connecting case studies and causal mechanism analysis with cross-case analysis, whether they are statistical analyses, experiments, or QCA. In addition, Goertz analyzes how one can generalize using case studies, as well as systematically test game-theoretic and other models using multiple case studies. * Provides a fully integrated approach to multimethod and case-study research* An essential resource for students and researchers in political science, sociology, education, law, and business* Covers constraint causal mechanism, game theory and case studies, QCA, and the use of case studies to systematically test and generalize theories* An ideal textbook for a first-year graduate course in methods or research design


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 21 line illus. 19 tables.
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Research methods: general
  • ISBN: 9780691174129

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