This bright, engaging title provides a thorough and integrated review of comparative-historical methods. It sets out an intellectual history of comparative-historical analysis and presents the main methodological techniques employed by researchers, including: Comparative-historical analysis,; Case-based methods,; Comparative methods; Data, case selection & theory
Matthew Lange has written a fresh, easy to follow introduction which showcases classic analyses, offers clear methodological examples and describes major methodological debates. It is a comprehensive, grounded book which understands the learning and research needs of students and researchers.
Chapter 1: Comparative-Historical Methods: An Introduction
Comparative-Historical Methods: An Introduction
Since the rise of the social sciences, researchers have used comparative-historical methods to expand insight into diverse social phenomena and, in so doing, have made great contributions to our understanding of the social world. Indeed, any list of the most influential social scientists of all time inevitably includes a large number of scholars who used ...