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‘This book provides a fresh and stimulating approach to causal analysis in the social sciences. International experts provide not just the philosophical arguments for a case-based approach to research but also detailed chapters on: ‘why-to’, ‘when-to’ and ‘how-to’. Traditional distinctions between qualitative and quantitative are rejected in favour of a case-based approach which is applicable across the social sciences and beyond’ - Professor Angela Dale, The University of Manchester

9. How Classification Works, or Doesn't: The Case of Chronic Pain
9. How classification works, or doesn'T: the case of chronic pain

The reality of pain is insistent and self–evident – but only to the one experiencing it. Others have access only to one's account, not to the pain itself. Because the experience of pain is private, it can only become a public ...

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