This course, pos 228- introduction to comparative politics unit 4 case study module 3 methods of comparative study unit 1 comparing many countries 8. Advance praise for comparative politics and case studies in comparative politics each case study is written by through the methods of comparative politics. Paradoxical status of case studies in social sciences is particularly evident in comparative politics, where theoretical relevance of a case study method is repeatedly undermined despite the overwhelming amount of empirical research that employs it. Comparative politics: limitations of the comparative method there are dissimilar methods of reviewing politics other than comparative such as experimental, statistical and case study.
Quality meets quantity: case studies, conditional probability, and counterfactuals by jasjeet s sekhon in contrast to statistical methods, a number of case study methods—collectively referred to as mill’s methods, used by generations of social science researchers—only consider deterministic relationships. Qualitative comparative analysis qca is a case based method which allows evaluators to identify different combinations of factors a case study of a. The comparative approach: theory and method 22 comparative research and case selection comparative political and social a single case study over time is. Ingo rohlfing is professor for methods of comparative political research at the university of cologne's center for comparative politics he does research on social science methods with a focus on qualitative methods (case studies and process tracing), qualitative comparative analysis and multimethod research.
At its most basic, then, comparative politics is a method of study of analysis in comparative and politics a classic case is robert bates’s. The comparative method is a way to make comparisons and draw conclusions across case studies it may rely on inductive reasoning (using case studies to generate hypotheses) or deductive reasoning (research that works from a hypothesis and tests this with data) to establish a causal relationship and develop theory. The comparative method: most-similar design the most-similar method is the most common approach to small-n research problems in political science examine a handful of cases that are as similar as possible, except on the outcome of interest (the dependent variable) similarity of cases means we control for many alternative.
Case study as a research method 2 investigate contemporary real-life phenomenon through detailed contextual analysis of a limited number of. Case study methods in the international relations subfield andrew bennett extent, in comparative politics) we believe that is in large part because of the. Abstract the case study, as a method of inquiry, is particularly suited to the field of political psychology yet there is little training in political science, and even less in psychology, on how to do case study research.
What, in your view, can the comparative method contribute to the study of politics explore how different types of case study could be used in studying one of the following: electoral systems, constitutions, the political executive.
Comparative politics is a field in political science, characterized by an empirical approach based on the comparative method in other words, comparative politics is the study of the domestic politics, political institutions, and conflicts of countries. Lezione 1, corso mooc comparative political systems, prof gianfranco pasquino. Department of political science i focus on comparative and case study methods,3 and more speciﬁcally on those that aim to produce causal explanations based on.