Comparative Methods in Sociology

Essays on Trends and Applications
  • 482 Pages
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University of California Press
Sociology, Social Studies, Sociology - General, Social Science / Sociology / General, Sociology, Methodology, Social sci
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ISBN 100520024885
ISBN 139780520024885

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.

I recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who seeks to carry out or learn about comparative-historical analysis. James Mahoney Gordon Fulcher Professor in Decision-Making, Departments of Political Science and Sociology, Northwestern University Matthew Lange’s study is the first book-length overview of the different methods of doing comparative history, and it is particularly welcome for its Cited by: About this journal.

The International Journal of Comparative Sociology was established in to publishes the highest quality peer reviewed research that is both international in scope and comparative in method.

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Boolean methods of qualitative comparison have a variety of research applications. The major emphasis of this book, of course, is their use in comparative social science. The principles of qualitative and holistic comparison these techniques embody, however, are relevant to a variety of research questions.

Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences - Ebook written by Neil J. Smelser. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

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Comparative sociology involves comparison of the social processes between nation states, or across different types of society (for example capitalist and socialist).There are two main approaches to comparative sociology: some seek similarity across different countries and. 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. The objectives of this book --Alexis de Tocqueville as comparative analyst --Programs for comparative sociology: Emile Durkheim and Max Weber --Durkheim's comparative sociology Comparative Methods in Sociology book comparative sociology --Classification, description, and measurement --Association, cause, explanation, and theory.

According to Chapin, there are three main methods of Sociology. These are the historical method, the statistical method and field work observation method.

Ellwood has mentioned five methods: anthropological or comparative method, historical method, survey method, deductive method and philosophical method. Hart also has mentioned five methods. Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis Logic and Tools for Theory Testing and Development in a Medium-n Urban Climate Governance Research Fuzzy Set Theory “Terrorist Group” or “Social Movement”: Groupism and the Problem of Common Sense Categories in Comparative Political Research.

bined in comparative research designs in complementary ways. Until now, this has been hampered by widespread misunderstanding of the relation- ship between statistical and qualitative-historical methods of comparison and their respective theoretical bases.

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This excellent book introduces different research designs to analyze questions related to the governance of CPRs and situates QCA nicely in the universe of different research designs and strategies. Ragin, C. Turning the tables: How case-oriented methods challenge variable-oriented methods.

Comparative Social Research – Professor Ragin proposes a synthetic new strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that will combine the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology.

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Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, this book will garner interest, debate, and praise from many quarters.5/5(1).

About the Book. Charles C. Ragin’s The Comparative Method proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, and now updated with a new introduction, this book will continue to garner interest, debate, and praise.

The book further deals with the ongoing flows of comparative study in the social sciences, which, while methodologically more self-conscious than past work, nevertheless face a common set of issues, including causation, classification, and reducing :   Even after teaching generations of social scientists, this classic book by Berkeley’s Neil J.

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Smelser remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and : Quid Pro, LLC. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction: Comparative studies: a review with some projections / by David E.

Apter --pt. strategies of comparison: Alexis de Tocqueville as comparative analyst / by Neil J. Smelser --The methodology of Marx's comparative analysis of modes of production / by.

Configurational Comparative Methods paves the way for an innovative approach to empirical scientific work through a strategy that integrates key strengths of both qualitative (case-oriented) and quantitative (variable-oriented) approaches.

This first-of-its-kind text is ideally suited for "small-N" or "intermediate-N" research situations, which both mainstream qualitative and quantitative. Her recent publications include a co-edited book, with Steen Mangen, on Cross-National Research Methods in the Social Sciences (Pinter, ).

Key points Comparative research methods have long been used in cross-cultural studies to identify, analyse and. Core Department Faculty teaches courses in classical sociological theory, global structures and change, historical sociology, and historical-comparative methods.

His interests include narrative and visual sociologies of historical experiences, politics and performing arts, knowledge and otherness, large-scale (indeed global) transformations. Buy this book. Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences. By Alan Sica. 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. Comparative historical research is a method of social science that examines historical events in order to create explanations that are valid beyond a particular time and place, either by direct comparison to other historical events, theory building, or reference to the present day.

Generally, it involves comparisons of social processes across times and places. In the book "Comparative Education Research: Approaches and Methods", by Bray, Adamson and Mason () an entire chapter is dedicated to comparative studies.

In this entry, we discuss the opportunities and challenges of comparative research. We outline the major obstacles in terms of building a comparative theoretical framework, collecting good‐quality data and analyzing those data, and we also explicate the advantages and research questions that can be addressed when taking a comparative by: Methods of Social Movement Research is a major contribution to the field.

It should be useful in undergraduate and graduate course on social movements, serving as an overview of methods and theory building, as a menu of methodological approaches to consider in pursuing specific projects, and as a first step toward learning specific methods.

Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation provides a user-friendly introduction for using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as part of a mixed methods approach to research and evaluation.

Offering practical, in-depth, and applied guidance for this unique analytic technique that is not provided in any current mixed methods textbook, the chapters of this.

Comparative Sociology. SOCI UG, Third Year. Semester 1. Convener: Dr Silke Roth. 0File Size: KB. Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course.

It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful.

Sociology Compass 10(10): – Tomczuk, Sara J. "Contention, Consensus, and Memories of Communism: Comparing Czech and Slovak Memory Politics in Public Spaces, ” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 57(3):. Harmon's Phylogenetic Comparative Methods presents a series of analytical approaches that are highly relevant to today’s research.

He presents these approaches from a conceptual/theoretical perspective that will make them highly relevant for the long haul, not just another year or two from now.5/5(2).The author of Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Amy Blackstone, started envisioning this textbook while sitting in her own undergraduate sociology research methods class.

She enjoyed the material but wondered about its relevance to her everyday life and future plans (the idea that one day she would be teaching such a class hadn't yet occurred to her).4/5(19).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.