Transparency: The revolution in qualitative research

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Qualitative political science, the use of textual evidence to reconstruct causal mechanisms across a limited number of cases, is currently undergoing a methodological revolution. Many qualitative scholars - whether they use traditional case-study analysis, analytic narrative, structured focused comparison, counterfactual analysis, process tracing, ethnographic and participant-observation, or other methods - now believe that the richness, rigor, and transparency of qualitative research ought to be fundamentally improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalPS - Political Science and Politics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


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