Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

Alexander L. George


The use of case experiences to construct and try out theories in political technology and the opposite social sciences has elevated lately. Many students have argued that the social sciences count too seriously on quantitative examine and formal versions and feature tried to boost and refine rigorous equipment for utilizing case experiences. this article offers a accomplished research of analysis equipment utilizing case reviews and examines where of case reports in social technological know-how technique. It argues that case experiences, statistical equipment, and formal types are complementary instead of aggressive.

The publication explains tips to layout case learn study that might produce effects necessary to policymakers and emphasizes the significance of constructing policy-relevant theories. It bargains 3 significant contributions to case learn technique: an emphasis at the value of within-case research, an in depth dialogue of technique tracing, and improvement of the concept that of typological theories. Case stories and idea improvement within the Social Sciences can be rather worthy to graduate scholars and students in social technology technique and the philosophy of technology, in addition to to these designing new study tasks, and should give a contribution drastically to the wider debate approximately medical methods.

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