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Process tracing : from metaphor to analytic tool

Author: Andrew Bennett; Jeffrey T Checkel
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Strategies for social inquiry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Advances in qualitative methods and recent developments in the philosophy of science have led to an emphasis on explanation via reference to causal mechanisms. This book argues that the method known as process tracing is particularly well suited to developing and assessing theories about such mechanisms. The editors begin by establishing a philosophical basis for process tracing - one that captures mainstream uses  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bennett; Jeffrey T Checkel
ISBN: 9781107044524 1107044529 9781107686373 1107686377 1139858475 9781139858472
OCLC Number: 881498598
Description: xiii, 329 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Process tracing: from philosophical roots to best practices / Andrew Bennett and Jeffrey T. Checkel --
Process tracing the effects of ideas / Alan M. Jacobs --
Mechanisms, process, and the study of international institutions / Jeffrey T. Checkel --
Efficient process tracing: analyzing the causal mechanisms of European integration / Frank Schimmelfennig --
What makes process tracing good?: causal mechanisms, causal inference, and the completeness standard in comparative politics / David Waldner --
Explaining the Cold War's end: process tracing all the way down? / Matthew Evangelista --
Process tracing, causal inference, and civil war / Jason Lyall --
Improving process tracing: the case of multi-method research / Thad Dunning --
Practice tracing / Vincent Pouliot --
Beyond metaphors: standards, theory, and the "where-next" for process tracing / Jeffrey T. Checkel and Andrew Bennett --
Disciplining our conjectures: systematizing process tracing with Bayesian analysis / Andrew Bennett.
Series Title: Strategies for social inquiry.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University, Jeffrey T. Checkel, Simon Fraser University.

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There are a growing number of scholars who study politics by conducting rich empirical case studies. This book highlights process tracing - a method that plays a central role in organizing and  Read more...

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