in Criminology Skills
March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Criminology. 10403 words.
Qualitative data cannot be analysed mathematically-such as words, images, attitudes, feelings, and reactions. There are many research methods in criminology that produce qualitative data:...
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in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability
May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .
Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration; Political Methodology. 7766 words.
Empirical studies of public accountability so far have mainly used qualitative research designs. Qualitative research is suited for certain types of questions, such as those that are in...
in Content Analysis
December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 13189 words.
This chapter examines qualitative content analysis, a recent methodological innovation. Qualitative content analysis is defined and distinguished here from basic and interpretive approaches...
P ublished online June 2014 .
Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 27797 words.
Qualitative research can be traced back to ancient times; however, the use of qualitative methods began to be formalized in certain disciplines (e.g., sociology, anthropology) only in the...
in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research
September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 10811 words.
In this chapter, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is introduced as a research design which can be a fruitful tool for the (comparative) analysis of social movements. QCA is a...
P ublished online November 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 9956 words.
The social sciences use a wide range of research methods and techniques ranging from experiments to techniques which analyze observational data such as statistical techniques, qualitative...
in The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology
December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .
Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 13055 words.
Although qualitative methods traditionally suffer from concerns about reliability, validity, and researcher bias (see Chapter 8), new computer-assisted methods can assist in addressing...
in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education
Article. Subjects: Education. 145 words.
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article.
in The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research
July 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .
Article. Subjects: Psychology; Research Methods in Psychology. 17638 words.
This chapter looks at the current state of technological support for qualitative research. Technological developments have enabled new forms of data and other analyses to be incorporated...
in Economic Interdependence and War
November 2014; p ublished online October 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 17995 words.
This chapter explores the degree to which an expectations approach can help us make sense of the seemingly contradictory findings of the large-N quantitative research that has dominated the...
in Research Methods in Palliative Care
June 2007; p ublished online November 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 9429 words.
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. It also serves as an introduction to the most useful and frequently used methods in...
in Family Practice
April 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Primary Care. 2631 words.
Qualitative research in primary care deepens understanding of phenomena such as health, illness and health care encounters. Many qualitative studies collect audio or video data (e.g....
in Party Vibrancy and Democracy in Latin America
June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 10428 words.
This chapter develops in detail the methodological research strategy followed in the study. It describes the connection between concepts and analysis. Most of the evidence used for...
in European Sociological Review
December 2011; p ublished online July 2010 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Sociology. 8173 words.
The article discusses interpretations of ‘Qualitative Comparative Analysis' (QCA) proposed by Charles Ragin. The first section argues that QCA can be understood alternatively as a method of...
in Political Analysis
October 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Politics. 8800 words.
The various methodological techniques that fall under the umbrella description of qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) are increasingly popular for modeling causal complexity and...
in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis
April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .
Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Research Methods. 17887 words.
This article explores two topics: comparative methods and methodological responses to contingent ‘truth’ claims of social science. The objective of comparative research is, by this...
in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
P ublished online May 2017 .
Article. Subjects: Political Methodology. 14069 words.
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a method, developed by the American social scientist Charles C. Ragin since the 1980s, which has had since then great and ever-increasing success...