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 7: Data, Case Selection, and Theory in Comparative-Historical Analysis
Data, Case Selection, and Theory in Comparative-Historical Analysis
In Chapters 3 to 6, I overview the methods that comparative-historical researchers use to analyze data and the ways the methods are employed to offer insight into the research question. The present chapter changes course by focusing ...