Political science methodology: A plea for pluralism

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 78 (C):40-47 (2019)
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Abstract

Case study research was once the primary methodology of research in political science. The shift to other methodologies in recent decades suggests has led to a devaluing of these approaches. This article explores six roles for case studies in the social sciences and argues that an understanding of the multiple aims of research supports a methodological pluralism that includes case study research.

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