- Alexander L. George and Thomas McKeown, “Case Studies and Theories of Organizational Decision Making,” in Advances in Information Processing in Organizations, Robert Coulam and Richard Smith, ed. (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1985).
- Excerpts from Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, and Sidney Verba, Designing Social Inquiry: scientific inference in qualitative research (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994).
- Juliet Kaarbo and Ryan K. Beasley, “A Practical Guide to the Comparative Case Study Method in Political Psychology,” Political Psychology 20, no. 2 (1999): 369-391.
Abstract: The case study, as a method of inquiry, is particularly suited to the field of political psychology. Yet there is little training in political science, and even less in psychology, on how to do case study research. Furthermore, misconceptions about case studies contribute to the methodological barrier that exists within and between the two parent disciplines. This paper reviews the various definitions and uses of case studies and integrates a number of recent insights and advances into a practical guide for conducting case study research. To this end, the paper discusses various stereotypes of the case study and offers specific steps aimed at addressing these criticisms.
- Achen, Christopher H., and Duncan Snidal. 1989. “Rational Deterrence Theory and Comparative Case Studies.” World Politics 41(2): 143-169.
Books at the Library
Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. By Gary King, Robert Owen Keohane, and Sidney Verba.