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Economic Interdependence and War$
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Dale C. Copeland

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691161587

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691161587.001.0001

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Quantitative Analysis and Qualitative Case Study Research

Quantitative Analysis and Qualitative Case Study Research

(p.51) Chapter Two Quantitative Analysis and Qualitative Case Study Research
Economic Interdependence and War

Dale C. Copeland

Princeton University Press

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 study of interdependence and war over the last two decades. It also lays out a new approach to qualitative historical analysis for rare events research—one that minimizes the problems of selection bias and generalizability by covering the essential universe of cases for a chosen period of time. Additionally, the chapter discusses how qualitative research can help overcome the limitations of quantitative methods in the measuring of leader expectations about the future.

Keywords:   large-N quantitative research, quantitative analysis, case study research, historical analysis, rare events research, leader expectations, interdependence, war

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