Information and Uncertainty: Inference in Qualitative Case Studies

Year
2014
Type(s)
Author(s)
Bear F. Braumoeller
Source
International Studies Quarterly, 58(4): 873-875, 2014
Url
https://doi.org/10.1111/isqu.12169
BibTeX
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Drozdova and Gaubatz (2014) represent a welcome addition to the growing literature on quantitative methods designed to complement qualitative case studies. Partly due to its crossover nature, however, the article balances delicately—and ultimately untenably—between within‐sample and out‐of‐sample inference. Moreover, isomorphisms with existing techniques, while validating the methodology, simultaneously raise questions regarding its comparative advantage.