Comparative Social Research

Methodological Problems and Strategies

Author: Michael Armer,Allen Day Grimshaw,Institute for Comparative Sociology

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Wiley published under the auspices of the Institute for Comparative Sociology [1973]


Category: Social Science

Page: 473

View: 7557


Social Attitudes in Japan

Trends and Cross-National Perspectives

Author: Masamichi S. Sasaki,Tatsuzō Suzuki

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004125322

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 9975

In 1953, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics began nationwide surveys of the Japanese way of thinking. Collected here are ten works describing various aspects of these ongoing surveys, exploring comparative procedures and methodologies on social attitudes research in Japan and cross-nationally. This publication has also been published in hardback (no longer available).

Sociological Worlds

Comparative and Historical Readings on Society

Author: Stephen K. Sanderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135966141

Category: Reference

Page: 388

View: 4170

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

International Comparative Research

Theory, Methods and Practice

Author: Linda Hantrais

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113717529X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4404

This authoritative book examines the what, why and how of international comparative research. It offers a comprehensive topic-based overview of the theory and practice of comparative research and addresses the possible concerns of those both funding the research and using the findings. Drawing on illustrations from the extensive international literature as well as real-life comparative studies, the chapters guide readers through the many stages in the research process, from research design and data collection to the analysis and interpretation of findings. In a book that crosses national, societal, cultural and disciplinary boundaries, the author: • Pinpoints practical problems and directs readers to tried and tested solutions, including multiple method strategies. • Draws on examples of policy transfer to examine how comparative research can inform policy making • Provides guidance on the management of international research teams and projects. This resource is the ultimate reference tool for students, researchers and practitioners undertaking comparative research projects in international settings across the social sciences and humanities.

Comparative methodology

theory and practice in international social research

Author: Else Øyen

Publisher: Sage Pubns


Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 1099

Social scientists are increasingly faced with the need to conduct research on an international scale. Although there is a long-established tradition of comparative research, the design and conduct of cross-national studies continues to present serious theoretical and methodological difficulties. In this book an experienced international team of researchers explores these problems and examines how they have been addressed through specific examples of comparative research. Does comparison across national boundaries present a new set of theoretical, methodological and epistemological challenges; or is it simply a variant (however complex in practice) of other social research? How far can the findings of single-country studies be replicated and validated through cross-national research? Is there a specific comparative methodology? How do the methodological issues of comparative work cut across other debates on method? Do data already available in national and international archives offer a route towards resolving practical problems in comparative research? Exploring these and other issues in comparative methodology, this book will be essential reading for sociologists, political scientists and others engaged in international social research.

The Power of Video Technology in International Comparative Research in Education

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Board on International Comparative Studies in Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030907567X

Category: Education

Page: 44

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Video technology offers a number of important potential benefits to researchers and policy makers interested in international comparative research. However, a number of practical and methodological issues remain to be addressed, including sample sizes and the confidentiality of research participants. In light of the potential benefits and recognizing the unresolved issues, the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE) offers four recommendations to researchers, funding agencies, and policy makers.

Configurational Comparative Methods

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques

Author: Benoît Rihoux,Charles C. Ragin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412942357

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 6056

This new addition to the Applied Social Research Methods series is unrivalled, it is written by leaders in the growing field of rigorous, comparative techniques.