Process tracing

from metaphor to analytic tool
(Strategies for social inquiry) "Advances in qualitative methods and recent developments in the philosophy of science have led to an emphasis on explanation via reference to causal mechanisms. This book argues that the method known as process tracing is particularly well suited to developing and assessing theories about such mechanisms.The editors begin by establishing a philosophical basis for process tracing - one that captures mainstream uses while simultaneously being open to applications by interpretive scholars"--
Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Process tracing: from philosophical roots t best practices Andrew Bennett and Jeffrey T. Checkel; Part II. Process Tracing in Action: 2. Process tracing the effects of ideas Alan M. Jacobs; 3. Mechanisms, process, and the study of international institutions Jeffrey T. Checkel; 4. Efficient process tracing: analyzing the causal mechanisms of European integration Frank Schimmelfennig; 5. What makes process tracing good? Causal mechanisms, causal inference, and the completeness standard in comparative politics David Waldner; 6. Explaining the Cold War's end: process tracing all the way down? Matthew Evangelista; 7. Process tracing, causal inference, and civil war Jason Lyall; Part III. Extensions, Controversies, and Conclusions: 8. Improving process tracing: the case of multi-method research Thad Dunning; 9. Practice tracing Vincent Pouliot; 10. Beyond metaphors: standards, theory, and the 'where next' for process tracing Jeffrey T. Checkel and Andrew

Process tracing (Engelsk)

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Andrew Bennett og Jeffrey T. Checkel
Cambridge University Press, 2015