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Introduction to Process Tracing

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Matthias Dilling, PhD, lecturer, Swansea University, introduces process tracing, including how causal inference and process tracing differs from standard quantitative processes, how to build a causal chain, and causal process observations to collect and examine evidence.

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Book Chapter

Bennett, A.(2010).Process Tracing and Causal Inference. Rethinking Social Inquiry, 207-219.

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Bunce, V.J., & Wolchik, S.L(2011).Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Post-Communist Countries. Cambridge University Press,

Journal Article

Checkel, J.(2006).Tracing Causal Mechanisms. International Studies Review , 8(2),362-370.

Journal Article

Checkel, J.(2006).Tracing Causal Mechanisms. International Studies Review , 8(2),362-370.

Journal Article

Collier, D.(2011).Understanding Process Tracing. PS: Political Science & Politics , 44(4),823-830.

Book Chapter

Collier, D., Brady, H.E., & Seawright, J.(2010).Sources of Leverage in Causal Inference: Toward an Alternative View of Methodology. Rethinking Social Inquiry, 161-199.

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Ermakoff, I.(2022).Validation Strategies in Historical Sociology (and Beyond). Handbook of Sociological Science, 196-214.

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George, A.L., & Bennett, A.(2005).Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences. MIT Press,

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Goertz, G., & Mahoney, J.(2012).A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Qualitative and Quantitative Research. Princeton University Press,

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González-Ocantos, E.(2020).Designing Qualitative Research Projects: Notes on Theory Building, Case Selection and Field Research. SAGE Hdbk of RM in PS and IR, 104-120.

Journal Article

González-Ocantos, E., & LaPorte, J.(2021).Process Tracing and the Problem of Missing Data. Sociological Methods & Research , 50(3),1407-1435.

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Hedström, P., & Ylikoski, P.(2010).Causal Mechanisms in the Social Sciences. Annual Review of Sociology, 36,49-67.

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Ricks, J.I., & Liu, A.H.(2018).Process-tracing research designs. A practice guide. PS: Political Science & Politics, 51(4),842-846.

Book Chapter

Seawright, J., & Collier, D.(2010).Glossary. Rethinking Social Inquiry, 267-303.

Journal Article

Seawright, J., & Gerring, J.(2008).Case Selection Techniques in Case Study Research: A Menu of Qualitative and Quantitative Options. Political Research Quarterly, 61(2),294-308.

Book

Van Evera, S.(1997).Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science. Cornell University Press,

Book Chapter

Waldner, D.(2015).What Makes Process Tracing Good? Causal Mechanisms, Causal Inference, and the Completeness Standard in Comparative Politics. Process Tracing: From Metaphor to Analytic Tool, 126-152.

Book Chapter

Bennett, A.(2009).Process Tracing: A Bayesian Perspective. Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, 702-721.

Journal Article

Fairfield, T., & Charman, A.A.(2017).Explicit Bayesian Analysis for Process Tracing: Guidelines. Opportunities and Caveats. Political Analysis , 25(3),363-380.

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Mahoney, J.(2012).The Logic of Process-Tracing Tests in the Social Sciences. Sociological Methods & Research, 41(4),570-597.

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Rohlfing, I.(2014).Comparative Hypothesis Testing Via Process-Tracing. Comparative Hypothesis Testing Via Process-Tracing, 43(4),606-642.

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Zaks, S.(2017).Relationships Among Rivals (RAR): A Framework for Analyzing Contending Hypotheses in Process-Tracing. Political Analysis , 25(3),344-362.

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