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Designing Social Inquiry

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  230 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field. These leading scholars, each representing diverse ...more
Published February 1st 2001 by Princeton University Press (first published March 2nd 1994)
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Sam Norton
Very well organized approach to both qualitative and quantitative studies in the social sciences. KKV explain in depth and justify what, realistically, many of us do unconciously (though incompletely) in making causal inferences. An invaluable read for anyone in the social sciences, and particularly those interested in a case-study approach to a given problem. KKV manage to explain much of their method in simple, readable terms, avoiding much of the jargon so commonly associated with methodologi ...more
Sep 01, 2008 Anna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
yes my books are getting drier but as I PhD student I no longer choose what I read

This is the book that qualitative researchers love to hate
Designing Social Inquiry by Gary King (1994)
KKV's approach to qualitative research is based on the assertions that the causal inference used for both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research design. The book outlays how to construct a research design, though it is largely hostile to single-case study analysis, due to the fact that it relies on causal inference through observing correlation. As such, the solutions KKV provide to bias and inefficiency are largely reliant on increasing the number of observations. The key purpose o ...more
Arys Aditya
Jun 04, 2013 Arys Aditya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, sayang sekali, buku sekuat ini sama sekali belum ada yang meneruskannya lewat ulasan. Sementara saya sendiri telah kehilangan file ebook-nya.
Buku ini, di ingatan saya, mengulas tuntas beserta contoh-contoh kasus tentang sekian alat analisis dalam penelitian sosial, perdebatan paradigma antara kualitatif-kuantitatif, dan model-model penelitian yang bisa dipakai atau dikaji ulang.
Buku ini juga luar biasa karena beberapa kali saya menemukan banyak orang mengkritiknya dengan keras, yang menandak
Andreas Boström
Apr 14, 2008 Andreas Boström rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Self destrucive tossers
A fucking pain in the bottom.
Alanoud (Anna)
This was mostly skimmed for school.
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Sarah Beebe
Nov 10, 2013 Sarah Beebe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolute must read/re-read/implement.
Jun 22, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far I am in love with this book. Finally someone is making an excellent case for the union of qualitative and quantitative research!
morning Os
May 16, 2008 morning Os rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This book really disappointed me about 'scientific'-ness of the field.
Mar 21, 2014 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good technical breakdown of the subject, it will serve me as a good baseline and reference.
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