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Process tracing


Process tracing

Reilly, Rosemary C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7274-4488 (2010) Process tracing. In: Mills, Albert J. and Durepos, Gabrielle and Wiebe, Elden, (eds.) Encyclopedia of case study research. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 734-736. ISBN 9781412956703

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Process tracing is a data analysis method for identifying, validating, and testing causal mechanisms within case studies in a specific, theoretically informed way. This entry discusses its application for case study research.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Book Section
Authors:Reilly, Rosemary C.
Editors:Mills, Albert J. and Durepos, Gabrielle and Wiebe, Elden
Keywords:case study research methods, process tracing
ID Code:6421
Deposited By: Rosemary Reilly
Deposited On:03 Dec 2009 17:34
Last Modified:07 Dec 2020 20:31
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Checkel, Jeffrey. (2005). It’s the process, stupid! Process tracing in the study of European and international politics. Retrieved from http://www.arena.uio.no/publications/working-papers2005/papers/wp05_26.pdf on August 8, 2008.

Checkel, Jeffrey. (2008). Process tracing. In Audie Klotz & Deepa Prakash (eds.), Qualitative methods in international relations: A pluralist guide. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

George, Alexander, & Bennett, Andrew. (2005). Case studies and theory development in the social sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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Van Evera, Stephen. (1997). Guide to methods for students of political science. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
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