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The uses of survey research in the study of comparative politics : issues and strategies

Der Gebrauch der Umfrageforschung in der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft : Thesen und Strategien
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Abstract Der vorliegende Beitrag (zuerst publiziert 1969) diskutiert den Nutzen der Umfrageforschung für Studien der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft. Die Prinzipien des 'survey research', wie sie bei Makroanalysen angewandt werden, werden mit zwei anderen Ansätzen verglichen: dem Aggregatdaten-Ansatz und der Konfigurationsanalyse. Weiterhin werden die Grenzen des traditionellen 'survey research' mit folgenden methodologischen Problemen diskutiert: das Problem der Vergleichbarkeit von multikulturellen Studien; die Auswahl, Messung und Operationalisierung in solchen Studien; die Berücksichtigung struktureller Merkmale im 'survey design'. (pmb)

'This essay (first published in 1969) deals with the usefulness of survey research in studies of comparative politics. The nature of survey research as applied to problems of macro-analysis will be compared to two other approaches: the aggregate data approach and the configurative approach. The limitations of traditional survey research, the problems of comparability in multi-contextual research (technical problems, problems of conceptualization) and the strategies of comparative research (the selection and measurement of variables that are embedded in their context; the inclusion of structural characteristics into survey design; the inclusion of structural characteristics in the survey analysis) will be discussed.' (author's abstract)
Keywords empirical social research; research approach; intercultural comparison; international comparison; operationalization; political science; survey research
Classification Research Design
Document language English
Publication Year 1993
Page/Pages p. 55-103
Journal Historical Social Research, 18 (1993) 2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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