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The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology : Oxford Handbooks - Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

Oxford Handbooks

By: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier (Editor), Henry E. Brady (Editor), David Collier (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th June 2010
ISBN: 9780199585564
Number Of Pages: 896

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Political methodology has changed dramatically over the past thirty years, and many new methods and techniques have been developed. Both the Political Methodology Society and the Qualitative/Multi-Methods Section of the American Political Science Association have engaged in ongoing research and training programs that have advanced quantitative and qualitative methodology. The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology presents and synthesizes these developments.

The Handbook provides comprehensive overviews of diverse methodological approaches, with an emphasis on three major themes. First, specific methodological tools should be at the service of improved conceptualization, comprehension of meaning, measurement, and data collection. They should increase analysts' leverage in reasoning about causal relationships and evaluating them empirically by contributing to powerful research designs. Second, the authors explore the many different ways of addressing these tasks: through case-studies and large-n designs, with both quantitative and qualitative data, and via techniques ranging from statistical modelling to process tracing. Finally, techniques can cut across traditional methodological boundaries and can be useful for many different kinds of researchers. Many of the authors thus explore how their methods can inform, and be used by, scholars engaged in diverse branches of methodology.

`Review from previous edition This Handbook contains an extraordinary collection of magisterial articles by many of the best methodological minds in political science. Prominent statisticians, econometricians, and sociologists who have taken an interest in our inferential problems are also well represented. The range is broad and substantive, with quantitative, qualitative, formal-theoretic, historical, and mixed methods discussed in relation to all the empirical subfields of the discipline. Every sect will find something to its taste, and those who celebrate the methodological diversity of the profession will have a feast. The articles are written to be accessible, and graduate students will find no better place to begin developing their own methodological judgment. This book is a splendid achievement. ' Christopher H. Achen, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences, Princeton University `This extraordinary series offers 'state of the art' assessments that instruct, engage, and provoke. No one who is immersed in the discipline's controversies and possibilities should miss the intellectual stimulation and critical appraisal these works so powerfully provide.' Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University. `This blockbuster set is a must-have for scholars and students alike. Each volume is crafted by a distinguished set of editors who have assembled critical, comprehensive, essays. These volumes will help to shape the discipline for many years to come.' Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University.

Part I: Introduction 1: Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Henry Brady, David Collier: Political Science Methodology 2: Russell Hardin: Normative Methodology Part II: Approaches to Social Science Methodology 3: Mark Bevir: Meta-methodology: Clearing the Underbrush 4: Scott de Marchi and Scott E. Page: Agent-based Modeling Part III: Concepts and Measurement 5: Gary Goertz: Concepts, Theories, and Numbers: A Checklist for Constructing, Evaluating, and Using Concepts or Quantitative Measures 6: Simon Jackman: Measurement 7: David Collier, Jody LaPorte, and Jason Seawright: Typologies: Forming Concepts and Creating Catagorical Variables 8: Charles C. Ragin: Measurement versus Calibration: A Set-theoretic Approach 9: Keith T. Poole: The Evolving Influence of Psychometrics in Political Science Part IV: Causality and Explanation in Social Research 10: Henry E. Brady: Causation and Explanation in Social Science 11: Jasjeet S.Sekhon: The Neyman-Rubin Model of Causal Inference and Estimation via Matching Methods 12: David A. Freedman: On Types of Scientific Enquiry: The Role of Qualitative Reasoning 13: Peter Hedstrom: Studying Mechanisms to Strengthen Causal Inferences in Quantitative Research Part V: Experiments, Quasi-experiments and Natural Experiments 14: Rebecca B. Morton and Kenneth C. Williams: Experimentation in Political Science 15: Alan S. Gerber and Donald P. Green: Field Experiments and Natural Experiments Part VI: Quantitative Tools for Descriptive and Causal Inference: General Methods 16: Richard Johnston: Survey Methodology 17: John E. Jackson: Endogeneity and Structural Equation Estimation in Political Science 18: Kenneth A. Bollen, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, and Anders Skrondal: Structural Equation Models 19: Jon C. Pevehouse and Jason D. Brozek: Time-series Analysis 20: Nathaniel Beck: Time-series Cross-section Methods 21: Andrew D. Martin: Bayesian Analysis Part VII: Quantitative Tools for Descriptive and Causal Inference: Special Topics 22: Garrett Glasgow and R. Michael Alvarez: Discrete Choice Methods 23: Jonathan Golub: Survival Analysis 24: Wendy K. Tam Cho and Charles F. Manski: Cross-level/Ecological Inference 25: Robert J. Franzese Jr, and Jude C. Hays: Empirical Models of Spatial Interdependence 26: Bradford S. Jones: Multilevel Models Part VIII: Qualitative Tools for Descriptive and Causal Inference 27: Jack S. Levy: Counterfactuals and Case Studies 28: John Gerring: Case Selection for Case-study Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques 29: Brian C. Rathbun: Interviewing and Qualitative Field Methods: Pragmatism and Practicalities 30: Andrew Bennett: Process Tracing: A Bayesian Perspective 31: Benoit Rihoux: Case-oriented Configurational Research: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Fuzzy Sets, and Related Techniques 32: James Mahoney and P. Larkin Terrie: Comparative-historical Analysis in Contemporary Political Science 33: James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods Part IX: Organizations, Institutions, and Movements in the Field of Methodology 34: David Collier and Colin Elman: Qualitative and Multimethod Research: Organizations, Publication, and Reflections on Integration 35: Charles H. Franklin: Quantitative Methodology 36: Michael S. Lewis-Beck: Forty Years of Publishing in Quantitative Methodology 37: John H. Aldrich, James E. Alt, and Arthur Lupia: The EITM Approach: Origins and Interpretations Index

ISBN: 9780199585564
ISBN-10: 0199585563
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 896
Published: 24th June 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.1  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 1.49