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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

31. Reflections on Casing and Case-Oriented Research
31. Reflections on casing and case-oriented research
Charles C.Ragin

‘What Is a case?’ was originally a conference that Howard Becker and I organized almost two decades ago (Ragin and Becker 1992). The basic idea was to invite eight distinguished scholars to offer their answers to a question that ...

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