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Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research

Author: Gary King; Robert O Keohane; Sidney Verba
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
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While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field. These leading scholars, each representing diverse academic traditions, have developed a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary King; Robert O Keohane; Sidney Verba
ISBN: 0691034702 9780691034706 0691034710 9780691034713
OCLC Number: 29225092
Description: xi, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Science in Social Science --
Descriptive Inference --
Causality and Causal Inference --
Determining What to Observe --
Understanding What to Avoid --
Increasing the Number of Observations.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Other Titles: Scientific inference in qualitative research
Responsibility: Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, Sidney Verba.
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Providing precepts intended to stimulate and discipline thought, this book explores issues related to framing research questions, measuring the accuracy of data and uncertainty of empirical  Read more...

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