Redesigning Social Inquiry by Charles C. Ragin
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Redesigning Social Inquiry
By Charles C. Ragin

Redesigning Social Inquiry

Fuzzy Sets and Beyond

By (author) See other recent books by Charles C. Ragin
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $44.95
Your Price: $40.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Redesigning Social Inquiry by Charles C. Ragin

Book Description

For over twenty years Charles C. Ragin has been at the forefront of the development of innovative methods for social scientists. In "Redesigning Social Inquiry", he continues his campaign to revitalize the field, challenging major aspects of the conventional template for social science research while offering a clear alternative."Redesigning Social Inquiry" provides a substantive critique of the standard approach to social research - namely, assessing the relative importance of causal variables drawn from competing theories. Instead, Ragin proposes the use of set-theoretic methods to find a middle path between quantitative and qualitative research. Through a series of contrasts between fuzzy-set analysis and conventional quantitative research, Ragin demonstrates the capacity for set-theoretic methods to strengthen connections between qualitative researchers' deep knowledge of their cases and quantitative researchers' elaboration of cross-case patterns. Packed with useful examples, "Redesigning Social Inquiry" will be indispensable to experienced professionals and to budding scholars about to embark on their first project.

Buy Redesigning Social Inquiry book by Charles C. Ragin from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780226702759
ISBN-10: 0226702758
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Charles C. Ragin

Comparative Method by Charles C. Ragin Comparative Method, Paperback (July 2014)

Proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology.

Sage Handbook of Case-Based Methods by Charles C. Ragin Sage Handbook of Case-Based Methods, Paperback (March 2013)

This handbook provides a clear, critical examination of case-oriented research. It defines case-based social research as a subfield of methodology.

Configurational Comparative Methods by Charles C. Ragin Configurational Comparative Methods, Paperback (September 2008)

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.

» View all books by Charles C. Ragin

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Redesigning Social Inquiry book by Charles C. Ragin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Charles C. Ragin

Charles C. Ragin is professor of sociology and political science at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Fuzzy-Set Social Science and The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Charles C. Ragin close
Intersectional Inequality by Charles C. Ragin
Comparative Method by Charles C. Ragin
Sage Handbook of Case-Based Methods by Charles C. Ragin
Configurational Comparative Methods by Charles C. Ragin
Fuzzy-Set Social Science by Charles C. Ragin
What Is a Case? by Charles C. Ragin
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close