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A Tale of Two Cultures:
Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences
Gary Goertz & James Mahoney

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface vii

  • 1. Introduction 1
  • 2. Mathematical Prelude: A Selective Introduction to Logic and Set Theory for Social Scientists 16

I. CAUSAL MODELS AND INFERENCE

  • 3. Causes-of-Effects versus Effects-of-Causes 41
  • 4. Causal Models 51
  • 5. Asymmetry 64
  • 6. Hume's Two Definitions of Cause 75

II. WITHIN-CASE ANALYSIS

  • 7. Within-Case versus Cross-Case Causal Analysis 87
  • 8. Causal Mechanisms and Process Tracing 100
  • 9. Counterfactuals 115

III. CONCEPTS AND MEASUREMENT

  • 10. Concepts: Definitions, Indicators, and Error 127
  • 11. Meaning and Measurement 139
  • 12. Semantics, Statistics, and Data Transformations 150
  • 13. Conceptual Opposites and Typologies 161

IV. RESEARCH DESIGN AND GENERALIZATION

  • 14. Case Selection and Hypothesis Testing 177
  • 15. Generalizations 192
  • 16. Scope 205
  • 17. Conclusion 220
Appendix 227
Name Index 231
Subject Index 235

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