Causality in Policy Studies
a Pluralist Toolbox
|This volume provides a methodological toolbox for conducting policy research. Recognizing that policy research spans various academic disciplines, each of which takes a different view on causality, the volume introduces a methodologically pluralistic approach to policy studies. Each chapter clarifies the research question that each technique can answer, the research design and data treatment that each technique requires for its results to be sound, the validity domain of its results, and the actual deployment of the technique through a replicable example. Techniques covered include quasi-experimental designs, approaches to account for selection bias and observed imbalances, directed acyclic graphs and structural equation models, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Bayesian case study and process tracing, and Agent-Based Modelling. By working through the volume, readers will understand how to learn from different techniques, apply them consciously, and triangulate them to make better sense of findings. This volume is intended for advanced academic courses, as well as scholars and practitioners in policy-related fields, such as political science, economics, sociology, and public administration. This is an open access book.
|Texts in Quantitative Political Analysis
|bic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPA Political science & theory
|bic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPP Public administration
|bic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBC Social research & statistics
|counterfactual impact evaluation
|Qualitative Comparative Analysis
|structural equation framework
|Bayesian process tracing
|Causality in Policy Studies
|a Pluralist Toolbox
|Springer International Publishing
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