Comparative & Historical Research Methods in the Social Sciences (Social Research Today)

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The book is engaging, despite the natural dryness of the issue. Even when dealing with some of the most pressing and arcane matters of the comparative-historical tradition, or the social sciences in general, the author provides clear insights and helpful analysis of illustrative pieces of research—a must-have for political scientists/5(8).

The book is engaging, despite the natural dryness of the issue. Even when dealing with some of the most pressing and arcane matters of the comparative-historical tradition, or the social sciences in general, the author provides clear insights and helpful analysis of illustrative pieces of research—a must-have for political by: Comparative-historical approaches in sociology are research methods to study social formation and transformation.

“Comparative” studies examine and contrast social structures and processes across countries or regions to identify general patterns. “Historical” studies examine social processes over time, highlighting contexts and contingencies that influence specific changes.

Comparative research methods are central to sociology and its associated disciplines. This four-volume set brings together 77 articles and book chapters from key sources, spanning the history of comparative analysis in the social sciences, from ancient to modern works. A very good reading with clear and concise narrative on the spectrum of comparative-historical methods in social sciences with examples of effective evaluation of these methods and good guidance for students on how and when to apply these methods.

Comparative-Historical Methods: An Introduction 1 Since the rise of the social sciences, researchers have used comparative-historical methods to expand insight into diverse social phenomena and, in so doing, have made great contributions to our understanding of the social world.

Indeed, any list of the most influential social scientists.

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servers would deny that comparative historical research is again a leading mode of analysis,widely used throughout the social sciences. To acknowledge the important place of the comparative historical tra-dition is not,of course,to suggest an absence of challenging problems for researchers who work in the tradition.

For one thing,difficult ques-File Size: KB. Historical research methods and approaches can improve understanding of the most appropriate techniques to confront data and test theories in internationalisation research.

A critical analysis of all “texts” (sources), time series analyses, comparative methods across time periods and space, counterfactual analysis and the examination of outliers are shown to have the potential to Cited by: 9.

Some of the liveliest debates about methodology in the social sciences center on comparative research. This essay concentrates on comparative politics, a field often defined by reference to the use of a particular “comparative method,” but it also bears on sociology, where there is active controversy about methodological by: The major aim of comparative research is to identify similarities and differences between social entities.

Comparative research seeks to compare and contrast nations, cultures, societies, and institutions. Scholars differ on their use of the terminology: To some, comparative research is strictly limited Please note that some file types are. advances and the immanent intensification of internationalisation tendencies, comparative research, especially cross-national comparison, has increasingly being receiving much attention and, as a result, the bulk of contemporary human and social sciences abounds with.

Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars in the field, and it will represent a challenge to many other social scientists - especially those who have raised skeptical concerns about comparative-historical analysis in the past.

have been developing the practice of social research. From one point of view, this involved a process of borrowing concepts, methods, and techniques from the nonhistorical social sciences. From another, it en-tails commonsense systematic analysis to understand the social order and its long-run changes.

Although many in the profession, especially. Comparative historical analysis in the social sciences / edited by James Mahoney, big questions and using comparative historical research methods, a fact One might be tempted to define. This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines.

This book is based on my lecture materials developed over a decade of teaching the doctoral-level class on Research Methods at the University of South Florida.

The target audience for this book includes Ph.D /5(34). Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices, 2nd edition By Anol Bhattacherjee First published ISBN ISBN Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Unported License: Users are free to use, copy, share, distribute, display, and reference this book under the following conditions:Cited by: Since the rise of the social sciences, researchers have used comparative-historical methods to expand insight into diverse social phenomena and, in so doing, have made great contributions to our understanding of the social world.

Indeed, any list of the most influential social scientists of all time inevitably includes a large number of scholars who used.

Comparative Research Methods. In J. Matthes, R. Potter & C. Davis (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods Chapter (PDF Available) August with 3, Reads. Lyle Campbell, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), The comparative method is the most important of the various techniques used to recover linguistic history.

It is a method (or a set of procedures) which compares related languages, descendants from a common ancestral language, in order to postulate, to ‘reconstruct,’ the ancestral language.

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This section provides additional insight on comparative and historical analysis methods, with specific tips about how to carry out a comparative and historical study. Overview Bonnell, Victoria. “The Use of Theory, Concepts, and Comparison in Historical Sociology.” Comparative Studies in.

H.-G. Haupt, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Comparative history differs from other historical methods in that it takes an explicit line of questioning to compare two or more cases stemming from different contexts.

The aim of this operation is either to bring out the similarities and differences of the different cases, or to determine the scope of. to enhance your skills in the comparative-historical “area.” The readings fall under the following types: (1) texts about various aspects of comparative-historical methods (research designs and techniques) and (2) examples as scholars employ those methods.

The purpose of the class is gaining literacy, devising critique and inspiration. Paul Pierson and Ira Katznelson examine the question of time and structure in historical explanation. Pierson is concerned with different temporalities and the relation of different time-frames to historical explanation--without reference, surprisingly, to Fernand Braudel's important essay, "History and the Social Sciences: The Long Term" ().

Biographical research methods have become a useful and popular tool for contemporary social scientists. This book combines an exploration of the historical and philosophical origins of this important field of qualitative research with comparative examples of the different ways that biographical methods have been successfully applied by: This article explores two topics: comparative methods and methodological responses to contingent ‘truth’ claims of social science.

The objective of comparative research is, by this approach, to investigate truth claims across a subset of all possible worlds. For many researchers in the field of comparative social science, these worlds are inhabited by nation-states, but they could be, of Cited by: "Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars in the field, and it will represent a challenge to many other social scientists - especially those who have raised skeptical concerns about comparative historical analysis in the past."--Jacket.

Chapters 9 and Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press - Mahoney, James and Gary Goertz. “A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Research.” Political Analysis. - Przeworski, Adam, and Henry Teune.

The Logic of Comparative Social Inquiry. Wiley. Comparative-historical analysis: achievements and agendas / James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer. - 2.

Comparative-historical analysis and knowledge accumulation in the study of revolutions / Jack A. Goldstone. - 3. What we know about the development of social policy: comparative and historical research in comparative and historical perspective / Edwin Amenta.

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methodologically sophisticated comparative‐historical research projects, broadly defined, in the social sciences. To do so, we will explore the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of historical‐causal, comparative and case study methods, while emphasizing the relationships.

James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, editors, Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xix + pp. $25 (paperback), ISBN: Reviewed for by Bertrand M. Roehner, University of Paris 7. following texts, available at the University bookstore and via the usual online book vendors: • Abbott, Andrew.

Methods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. (Highly recommend that you read/skim entire book) • Booth, Wayne, Gregory G.

Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research.Comparative-historical methods. [Matthew Lange] -- "This bright, engaging title provides a thorough and integrated review of comparative-historical methods. This clear and accessible book, which both describes what comparative-historical research is used for and also introduces what these methods actually are, # Social sciences.Comparative historical analysis in the social sciences.

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press. E-mail Citation» This is a very impressive volume with chapters written by the best researchers in macro-sociological research and comparative politics.