RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57170246 LA English T1 Case studies and theory development in the social sciences A1 George, Alexander L., Bennett, Andrew,, PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2005 SN 0262072572 9780262072571 0262572222 9780262572224 AB "The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent years. Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on quantitative research and formal models and thus have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies. This text presents a comprehensive analysis of research methods using case studies and examines the place of case studies in social science methodology. It argues that case studies, statistical methods, and formal models are complementary rather than competitive." "Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences will be useful to graduate students and scholars in social science methodology and the philosophy of science, as well as to those designing new research projects, and will contribute greatly to the broader debate about scientific methods."--Jacket.