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Conclusion

Benjamin Gidron, Stanley N. Katz, and Yeheskel Hasenfeld

in Mobilizing for Peace: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125924
eISBN:
9780199833894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125924.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This study of peace and conflict‐resolution organizations (P/CROs) in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Israel/Palestine faced several methodological challenges: it had to define P/CROs, draw on ... More


Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Performance audit is now in fashion, but has in the past been a somewhat closed world, little studied by outsiders. Now an international team of researchers has studied the work of five national ... More


Clarifying Methodological Issues: A Way Forward

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky

in Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387216
eISBN:
9780199932092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Although there are a number of qualitative researchers who support the development of methods that integrate knowledge across studies, these same authors also acknowledge that the broad term ... More


Conclusions

Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

in A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198578154
eISBN:
9780191724039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a brief summary of the preceding chapters. It then discusses emerging and common themes in life course research, methodological challenges, and policy implications. It ... More


Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky

in Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387216
eISBN:
9780199932092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The inclusion of qualitative synthesis within the “family of systematic reviews” helps to move qualitative synthesis out of the shadow of quantitative synthesis; provides impetus to the creation of ... More


Exploratory Factor Analysis

Brian D. Haig

in The Philosophy of Quantitative Methods: Understanding Statistics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190222055
eISBN:
9780190871734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190222055.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 6 argues that exploratory factor analysis is an abductive method of theory generation that exploits a principle of scientific inference known as the principle of the common cause. Factor ... More


Quantifying Criminalization

James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick

in Criminalization: The Political Morality of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198726357
eISBN:
9780191793677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726357.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Despite the significant amount of attention devoted to criminalization in recent years, we have little idea of the quantity of criminal law which exists or the characteristics of the criminal law as ... More


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