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The art and craft of comparison

The art and craft of comparison
The art and craft of comparison
This book is a call to arms for interpretivists to embrace their creative intuition for comparative work. The book revolves around the following questions:
1. How can we compare in interpretive research?
2. How do we design a comparative interpretive project?
3. How do we undertake comparative interpretive fieldwork?
4. How do we interpret and analyse comparative data?
5. How do we communicate the findings of comparative interpretive research?

Part 1 justifies an interpretive approach to comparison. Part 2 answers the questions. For each of these chapters, there is a list of practical rules of thumb on how to do comparative interpretive research. There are many examples from the authors’ comparative work. They include the everyday life of Chiefs of Staff to Australian Prime Ministers; policies on obesity in Australia and Britain; and political leadership in small Pacific states.

interpretation, comparative research, qualitative methods, fieldwork, political science, naturalism, humanism
Cambridge University Press
Boswell, John
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Corbett, Jack
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Rhodes, R. A. W.
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Boswell, John
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Boswell, John, Corbett, Jack and Rhodes, R. A. W. (2019) The art and craft of comparison (Strategies for Social Inquiry, , (doi:10.1017/9781108561563)), First ed. Cambridge and New York. Cambridge University Press, 166pp.

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This book is a call to arms for interpretivists to embrace their creative intuition for comparative work. The book revolves around the following questions:
1. How can we compare in interpretive research?
2. How do we design a comparative interpretive project?
3. How do we undertake comparative interpretive fieldwork?
4. How do we interpret and analyse comparative data?
5. How do we communicate the findings of comparative interpretive research?

Part 1 justifies an interpretive approach to comparison. Part 2 answers the questions. For each of these chapters, there is a list of practical rules of thumb on how to do comparative interpretive research. There are many examples from the authors’ comparative work. They include the everyday life of Chiefs of Staff to Australian Prime Ministers; policies on obesity in Australia and Britain; and political leadership in small Pacific states.

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Accepted/In Press date: January 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: October 2019
Published date: October 2019
Keywords: interpretation, comparative research, qualitative methods, fieldwork, political science, naturalism, humanism

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Local EPrints ID: 432226
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432226
PURE UUID: 0c09f6e3-28b0-4261-a796-c0273d55880b
ORCID for John Boswell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3018-8791
ORCID for Jack Corbett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2005-7162
ORCID for R. A. W. Rhodes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1886-2392

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Date deposited: 04 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 26 Feb 2021 02:44

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