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Causal Models

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/9780691149707.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter compares two causal models used in qualitative and quantitative research: an additive-linear model and a set-theoretic model. The additive-linear causal model is common in the ... More


Scope

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/9780691149707.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on scope conditions in qualitative and quantitative research. It begins with a simple example, Hooke's law from physics, to illustrate the concept of “scope.” It then considers ... More


How Do Partial Understandings Work?

Frank Keil

in Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190860974
eISBN:
9780190861001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860974.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Most understandings are massively incomplete, raising questions about how they could be of any use. This in turn leads to questions about the typical contents of partial understandings and whether ... More


Causal Complexity: The Varied Determinants of Compliance and Workplace-Level Improvements

Chunyun Li

in Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains: Problems, Progress, and Prospects

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754517
eISBN:
9781501754548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754517.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter examines causal complexity. The determinants of improvement in working conditions in supplier factories in global supply chains are complex. The complexity arises from the interaction ... More


In Search of a Theory of Minor Powers in Interstate Asymmetric Conflict

Marinko Bobić

in Why Minor Powers Risk Wars with Major Powers: A Comparative Study of the Post-Cold War Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529205206
eISBN:
9781529205244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205206.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The second chapter presents the theoretical framework of minor powers in asymmetric interstate conflicts, in line with problem-driven pragmatism. The framework examines how foreign support, window of ... More


Unchecked Climate Change and Mass Migration: A Probabilistic Case for Urgent Action

Fonna Forman and Veerabhadran Ramanathan

in Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297128
eISBN:
9780520969629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297128.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

With unchecked emissions of pollutants, global warming is projected to increase to 1.50C within 15 years; to 20C within 35 years and 40C by 2100. These projections are central values with a small ... More


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