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Comparative Methods

  • By: Charles C. Ragin & Claude Rubinson
  • In: International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Edited by: Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser & Leonardo Morlino
  • Subject:Political Science (general), General Politics & International Relations

At the most general level, the term comparative methods may be used to refer to any research technique that focuses on patterns of similarities and differences across cases. More commonly, however, the term is used to refer ...

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