书籍 Process Tracing的封面

Process Tracing

Andrew Bennett

出版时间

2014-11-30

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1.59MB

评分

★★★★★
内容简介

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. Equally important, they go on to establish best practices for individual process-tracing accounts - how micro to go, when to start (and stop), and how to deal with the problem of equifinality. The contributors then explore the application of process tracing across a range of subfields and theories in political science. This is an applied methods book which seeks to shrink the gap between the broad assertion that 'process tracing is good' and the precise claim 'this is an instance of good process tracing'.

Andrew Bennett is Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is also President of the Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods, which sponsors the annual Institute on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research at Syracuse University. He is the co-author, with Alexander L. George, of Case Studies and Theory Development (2005), which won the Giovanni Sartori Prize in 2005 ...

目录
Preface;
Part I. Introduction:
1. Process tracing: from philosophical roots to best practices Andrew Bennett and Jeffrey T. Checkel;
Part II. Process Tracing in Action:
2. Process tracing the effects of ideas Alan M. Jacobs;

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1,5,8; 真没觉得这书对现实世界的研究有什么参考价值... 简而言之,好的研究大家都知道要往那些标准上凑,但光列出来这些标准有啥用,倒是指导一下怎么行动啊
Process-tracing,虽然一般译成过程追迹象,一直以来自己默默地按照这个词的内涵意思,把它理解成”尾行“。嘛,这部尾行手册虽然就标题来说,从metaphor转到所谓实用的技巧?但是自己多少还是感到有些不以为然。就文献回顾和批评的那些章节来看还是写的很不错的,Waldner的评论尤其具有某种尖锐的意味。但是Appendix的部分,读完仍旧感觉多少有些理解不能。就我们理解或者更新既有理论或者假说的认识方式而言,Bayseian方式当然是其中重要的一种描述方式。但是,就尾行的手法,究竟在哪些关键性的场合就我们的理论精炼化和假说的验证提供了充分的手段,多少是仍旧比较暧昧的命题。而且指出研究设计(事先谋划)对于尾行手法的重要性,和究竟我们最初需要得到怎样的信息和怎样的目的,也需要明示的吧
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