Case studies and theory development in the social sciences / Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett.
By: George, Alexander L.
Contributor(s): Bennett, Andrew.Material type: BookSeries: BCSIA studies in international security: Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, Copyright date: ©2005Description: xv, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0262072572 (alk. paper); 9780262072571 (alk. paper); 0262572222 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780262572224 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Social sciences -- Methodology | Social sciences -- Case studiesGenre/Form: Case studies.DDC classification: 300/.72/2
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. I. Case studies and social science. Case studies and theory development ; Case study methods and research on the interdemocratic peace -- A pedagogical note to Parts II and III -- pt. II. How to do case studies. The method of structured, focused comparison ; Phase one: Designing case study research ; Phase two: Carrying out the case studies ; Phase three: Drawing the implications of case findings for theory -- pt. III. Alternative methods and select issues. Case studies and the philosophy of science ; Comparative methods: controlled comparison and within-case analysis ; The congruence method ; Process-tracing and historical explanation ; Integrating comparative and within-case analysis: typological theory ; Case studies and policy-relevant theory -- Appendix: Studies that illustrate research design.