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The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

Edited by Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady and David Collier

in OUP Catalogue from Oxford University Press

Abstract: 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. Contributors to this volume - Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University Henry Brady, UC Berkeley David Collier, UC Berkeley John Gerring, Boston University James Johnson, University of Rochestser Gary Goertz, University of Arizona Keith T. Poole, UC San Diego Simon Jackman, Stanford University David Freeman, UC Berkeley Jasjeet Sekhon, UC Berkeley John E. Jackson, University of Michigan Andrew D. Martin, Washington University in St Louis Nathaniel Beck, New York University Robert Franzese, University of Michigan Jude Hayes, University of Illinois, Urbana Bradford Stephen Jones, University of Arizona Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology Wendy K. Cho, Northwestern University, Urbana Charles Manski, Northwestern University, Evanston Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia Jonathan Golub, University of Reading Jon Pevehouse, University of Wisconsin Bernhard Kittel, University of Amsterdam Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University James Mahoney, Brown University Charles Ragin, University of Arizona Brian Rathburn, McGill University Kenneth Bollen, University of North Carolina Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, UC Berkeley John Aldrich, Duke University James E. Alt, Harvard University Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan Peter Hedstrom, Nuffield College, University of Oxford Scott E. Page, University of Michigan Becky Morton, New York University Kenneth Williams, Michigan State University Donald Green, Yale University Alan Gerber, Yale University Colin Elman, Arizona State University Charles Franklin, University of Wisconsin Michael Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa David Laitin, Stanford University Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame

Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780199585564
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