Titolo: Process-Tracing Methods: Foundations and ...
Casa editrice: University of Michigan Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: Used
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The first practical guide for using process tracing in social science research. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0472071890
Process-tracing in social science is a method for studying causal mechanisms linking causes with outcomes. This enables the researcher to make strong inferences about how a cause (or set of causes) contributes to producing an outcome. Derek Beach and Rasmus Brun Pedersen introduce a refined definition of process-tracing, differentiating it into three distinct variants and explaining the applications and limitations of each. The authors develop the underlying logic of process-tracing, including how one should understand causal mechanisms and how Bayesian logic enables strong within-case inferences. They provide instructions for identifying the variant of process-tracing most appropriate for the research question at hand and a set of guidelines for each stage of the research process.
Derek Beach is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Rasmus Brun Pedersen is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
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