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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

6. Explanatory Typologies in Qualitative Analysis1
6. Explanatory typologies in qualitative analysis1
ColinElman

Classifications and typologies, together with the shared understandings and standards that they generate, are ever present, important, and indispensable.2 In addition to their ubiquity in everyday life, typologies constitute a vital tool ...

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