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Case Selection and Hypothesis Testing

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

in A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses quantitative and qualitative practices of case-study selection when the goal of the analysis is to evaluate causal hypotheses. More specifically, it considers how the different ... More


Introduction: Rationale, Questions, Methods

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Introduction discusses the practical, as well as theoretical, relevance of studying selection mechanisms for heads of state in parliamentary systems. It briefly reviews the relevant ... More


Chapter 1

Georgina Waylen

in Engendering Transitions: Women's Mobilization, Institutions and Gender Outcomes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248032
eISBN:
9780191714894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248032.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Part One sets up the analytical framework which informs the analysis in the rest of the book. It begins by bringing together key elements from relevant bodies of literature. The first section ... More


Political Methodology: Research Design and Experimental Methods

Kathleen M. McGraw

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0034
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Provides a discussion of issues relating to research design and experimental methods in political science. Issues are elaborated relating to control and random case selection, internal and external ... More


Choosing Cases in Biologic Psychiatry

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia, and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195101812
eISBN:
9780199864096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.20
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The previous chapter proposed that biologic studies comparing cases with controls often correspond well to the case-control design. This chapter shows how this perspective can be useful for advancing ... More


Judicial Path-Dependence and Legal Change *

Francesco Parisi and Vincy Fon

in The Economics of Lawmaking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374155
eISBN:
9780199871834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374155.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the dynamic process of case selection and its role in generating the different patterns of change of legal remedies in various areas of the law. It examines the importance of ... More


A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Some in the social sciences argue that the same logic applies to both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This book demonstrates that these two paradigms constitute different cultures, ... More


The Comparative Analysis of Party Funding Regimes

Michael Koß

in The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572755
eISBN:
9780191595103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572755.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter defines important concepts such as ‘party funding regime’ and ‘private’, ‘public’, and ‘illegal’ sources of income of political parties. The differentiation of significant/insignificant ... More


Case Selection and Research Design in Comparative Constitutional Studies

Ran Hirschl

in Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198714514
eISBN:
9780191791215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714514.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Comparative constitutional law’s methodological matrix is fuzzy and amorphous. A close look at social science methods suggests a toolkit of considerations to be addressed in conducting comparative ... More


Panning for Gold: Choosing Cases for Top-level Courts

Andrew Le Sueur

in Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264629
eISBN:
9780191698965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

In common law systems, top-level appellate courts hear argument and give full judgements in only a relatively small proportion of cases brought to them. In 2001, the House of Lords disposed of 269 ... More


Conclusion: Economic and Social Rights as Human Rights and Constitutional Rights

Katharine G. Young

in Constituting Economic and Social Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641932
eISBN:
9780191746086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641932.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter concludes the book, revisiting the framework of “constituting” rights as a construction that allows us to recognize the practical importance of law, reason and social fact in bringing ... More


Methodological Guidance: How to Select and Develop Comparative International Law Case Studies

Katerina Linos

in Comparative International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190697570
eISBN:
9780190697600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697570.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

To develop arguments about international law we often must study how different countries act. International courts, casebook and textbook authors, and other scholars often reference the practices of ... More


Comparisons across World Regions: Managing Conceptual, Methodological, and Practical Challenges

Christian von Soest and Alexander Stroh

in Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190846374
eISBN:
9780190869595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846374.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Scholars often pay insufficient attention to bridging the research divide between different world regions. The authors argue that structured qualitative comparisons across world regions offer a sound ... More


Introduction

Jie Lu

in Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199378746
eISBN:
9780199378760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter demonstrates the significance of this book’s research questions, provides definitions of key concepts, summarizes major arguments, lays out research methodology, describes case selection ... More


Of Apples and Mangoes: Comparing the European Union and India

Philipp Dann, Maxim Bönnemann, and Tanja Herklotz

in The Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2016

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199482139
eISBN:
9780199096985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199482139.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Discussing several methods of comparative legal research and emphasizing upon the point that the two or more systems to be compared should not either be so similar that there is nothing for the one ... More


Studying Internal Dynamics

Miriam Hartlapp, Julia Metz, and Christian Rauh

in Which Policy for Europe?: Power and Conflict inside the European Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199688036
eISBN:
9780191767425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688036.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The chapter proposes a two-step research design that combines systematic process-tracing of individual policy processes inside the European Commission with a focused comparison structured along the ... More


Using CAP Data for Qualitative Policy Research

Ilana Shpaizman

in Comparative Policy Agendas: Theory, Tools, Data

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198835332
eISBN:
9780191872945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835332.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Comparative Agendas Project is among other things a retrieval system and as such can be leveraged for qualitative case-oriented research. This chapter aims to demonstrate CAP’s usefulness for ... More


Introduction

Luis F. Jiménez

in Migrants and Political Change in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400370
eISBN:
9781683400646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400370.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introduction begins by noting that migrants are effecting political change in their country of origin and then sets the book’s agenda, which aims to document the circumstances under which a ... More


French MEPs and the Effect of High Turnover

William T. Daniel

in Career Behaviour and the European Parliament: All Roads Lead Through Brussels?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198716402
eISBN:
9780191784972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716402.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the first of three case studies on the career paths of MEPs beginning with an overview of the case selection used for each of the case studies before focusing on the French case. ... More


A Dynamic Partisan Perspective on Procedural Reform

Michael Koß

in Parliaments in Time: The Evolution of Legislative Democracy in Western Europe, 1866-2015

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198766919
eISBN:
9780191821158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766919.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the dynamic partisan perspective on procedural change. Leaders are expected to prefer creating mega-seats in the cabinet (and centralize agenda control), whereas followers ... More


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