This innovative research design text will help you make informed choices when carrying out your research project. Covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches, and with examples drawn from a wide range of social science disciplines, the authors explain what is at stake when choosing a research design, and discuss the trade-offs that researchers have to make when considering issues such as: causality; categories and classification; heterogeneity; interdependence; time
This book will appeal to students and researchers looking for an in-depth understanding of research design issues to help them design their projects in a thoughtful and responsible way.
Most empirical research in the social sciences is directed at establishing and understanding causal relationships among social phenomena. The aim of this chapter is to present the different strategies of causal analysis that are commonly used in the social sciences, constituting the common ground of ...