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Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research, Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, Sidney Verba

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Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research
Title
Designing social inquiry
Title remainder
scientific inference in qualitative research
Statement of responsibility
Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, Sidney Verba
Title variation
Scientific inference in qualitative research
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field. These leading scholars, each representing diverse academic traditions, have developed a unified approach to valid descriptive and causal inference in qualitative research, where numerical measurement is either impossible or undesirable. Their book demonstrates that the same logic of inference underlies both good quantitative and good qualitative research designs, and their approach applies equally to each. Providing precepts intended to stimulate and discipline thought, the authors explore issues related to framing research questions, measuring the accuracy of data and uncertainty of empirical inferences, discovering causal effects, and generally improving qualitative research. Among the specific topics they address are interpretation and inference, comparative case studies, constructing causal theories, dependent and explanatory variables, the limits of random selection, selection bias, and errors in measurement. Mathematical notation is occasionally used to clarify concepts, but no prior knowledge of mathematics or statistics is assumed. The unified logic of inference that this book explicates will be enormously useful to qualitative researchers of all traditions and substantive fields. -- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
300.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H61
LC item number
.K5437 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton paperbacks
Label
Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research, Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, Sidney Verba
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Science in Social Science
  • Descriptive Inference
  • Causality and Causal Inference
  • Determining What to Observe
  • Understanding What to Avoid
  • Increasing the Number of Observations
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9780691034706
Lccn
93039283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903259879
  • (OCoLC)29225092
Label
Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research, Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, Sidney Verba
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Science in Social Science
  • Descriptive Inference
  • Causality and Causal Inference
  • Determining What to Observe
  • Understanding What to Avoid
  • Increasing the Number of Observations
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9780691034706
Lccn
93039283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903259879
  • (OCoLC)29225092

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