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Transparency: The Revolution in Qualitative Research

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 December 2013

Andrew Moravcsik*
Affiliation:
Princeton University

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Qualitative political science, the use of textual evidence to reconstruct causal mechanisms across a limited number of cases, is currently undergoing a methodological revolution. Many qualitative scholars—whether they use traditional case-study analysis, analytic narrative, structured focused comparison, counterfactual analysis, process tracing, ethnographic and participant-observation, or other methods—now believe that the richness, rigor, and transparency of qualitative research ought to be fundamentally improved.

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Symposium: Openness in Political Science
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Copyright © American Political Science Association 2014 

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