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  • 5 b/w illus. 2 tables
  • Page extent: 168 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.26 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 361.1/01
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HN28 .N48 1999
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Social history--Methodology

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521655996 | ISBN-10: 0521655994)

During the two decades prior to publication of this book, sociologists had developed a range of new research methods that could be of much use to social historians. This 1999 collection of essays introduces some of the most interesting of these methods: event structure analysis, words-to-numbers, network analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, fuzzy logic, and recursive regression. All essays are written by outstanding experts, address non-initiated readers and use as little jargon as possible. Methods are explained through the use of historical case studies; annotated topical bibliographies have been added.

• Its pedagogical approach means that it could be used as a textbook for university courses • Bridges gap between the disciplines of sociology and history


Introduction Larry Griffen and Marcel van der Linden; 1. Temporally recursive regression and social historical inquiry: an example of cross-movement militancy spillover Larry Isaac, Larry Christiansen, Jamie Miller and Tim Nickel; 2. Using event history analysis in historical research: with illustrations from a study of the passage of women's protective legislation Holly J. McCammon; 3. Spatial analysis Glenn Deane, E. M. Beck and Stewart E. Tolnay; 4. Fuzziness in multivariate classification of historical data Leonid Borodkin; 5. Narrative as data: linguistics and statistical tools for the quantitative study of historical events Roberto Franzosi; 6. The logic of qualitative analysis Charles C. Ragin; 7. Historical social network analysis Charles Wetherell; 8. Historical inference and event-structure analysis Larry J. Griffen and Robert R. Korstad.


Larry Griffen, Marcel van der Linden, Larry Isaac, Larry Christiansen, Jamie Miller, Tim Nickel, Holly J. McCammon, Glenn Deane, E. M. Beck, Stewart E. Tolnay, Leonid Borodkin, Roberto Franzosi, Charles C. Ragin, Charles Wetherell, Larry J. Griffen, Robert R. Korstad

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