David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 79 (5):655-666 (2012)
Political science research, particularly in international relations and comparative politics, has increasingly become dominated by statistical and formal approaches. The promise of these approaches shifted the methodological emphasis away from case study research. In response, supporters of case study research argue that case studies provide evidence for causal claims that is not available through statistical and formal research methods, and many have advocated multimethod research. I propose a way of understanding the integration of multiple methodologies in which the causes sought in case studies are treated as singular causation and contingent on a theoretical framework.
|Keywords||methodology causality social science|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Jaegwon Kim (1971). Causes and Events: Mackie on Causation. Journal of Philosophy 68 (14):426-441.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
S. Crasnow (2011). Evidence for Use: Causal Pluralism and the Role of Case Studies in Political Science Research. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 41 (1):26-49.
Mathias Frisch (2009). 'The Most Sacred Tenet'? Causal Reasoning in Physics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (3):459-474.
A. Chatterjee (2013). Ontology, Epistemology, and Multimethod Research in Political Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (1):73-99.
Annamaria Carusi (2012). Making the Visual Visible in Philosophy of Science. Spontaneous Generations 6 (1):106-114.
Peter Foster, Roger Gomm & Martyn Hammersley (2000). Case Studies as Spurious Evaluations: The Example of Research on Educational Inequalities. British Journal of Educational Studies 48 (3):215 - 230.
Lee Sigelman & Robert Goldfarb (2012). The Influence of Economics on Political Science: By What Pathway? Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (1):1-19.
John Elliott & Dominik Luke (2008). Epistemology as Ethics in Research and Policy: The Use of Case Studies. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (s1):87-119.
David Hull (1992). Testing Philosophical Claims About Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:468 - 475.
Nancy L. Maull (1976). Reconstructed Science as Philosophical Evidence. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:119-129.
Richard Ned Lebow & Mark Irving Lichbach (eds.) (2007). Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.
Shaun Nichols & Todd A. Grantham (2000). Adaptive Complexity and Phenomenal Consciousness. Philosophy of Science 67 (4):648-670.
Rachel A. Ankeny (2001). Model Organisms as Models: Understanding the 'Lingua Franca' of the Human Genome Project. Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association 2001 (3):S251-.
Added to index2012-11-20
Total downloads14 ( #255,867 of 1,907,187 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #467,622 of 1,907,187 )
How can I increase my downloads?