A list of the readings for the Process Tracing course
Provided by professor Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University.
Students should obtain and read these books in advance of the course (see below for specific page assignments):
•Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett, Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (MIT Press 2005).
•Henry Brady and David Collier, Rethinking Social Inquiry (second edition, 2010)
•Gary Goertz, Social Science Concepts: A User's Guide, (Princeton, 2005).
•Andrew Bennett and Jeffrey Checkel, eds., Process Tracing: From Metaphor to Analytic Tool (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
•Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba, Designing Social Inquiry (Princeton University Press, 1994).
Inferences About Causal Effects and Causal Mechanisms
•Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett, Case Studies and Theory Development, preface and chapter 7, pages 127-150.
•King, Keohane, and Verba, Designing Social Inquiry pp. 3-33, 76-91, 99-114.
Critiques and Justifications of Case Study Methods
•Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba, Designing Social Inquiry, pp. 46-48, 118-121, 208-230.
•Brady and Collier, Rethinking Social Inquiry, 1-64, 123-201 (or if you have the first edition, pages 3-20, 36-50, 195-266)
•George and Bennett, Case Studies and Theory Development, Chapter 1, pages 3-36.
Concept Formation and Measurement
•Gary Goertz, Social Science Concepts, chapters 1, 2, 3, and 9, pages 1-94, 237-268.
•Gary Goertz, Exercises, available at http://press.princeton.edu/releases/m8089.pdf
Please think through the following exercises: 7, 21, 48, 49, 52, 163, 252, 253, 256, 257.
Designs for Single and Comparative Case Studies
•George and Bennett, Case Studies and Theory Development, chapter 4, pages 73-88.
•Jason Seawright and John Gerring, Case Selection Techniques In Case Study Research. Political Research Quarterly June 2008. Available at: http://blogs.bu.edu/jgerring/files/2013/06/CaseSelection.pdf
Typological Theory, Fuzzy Set Analysis
•George and Bennett, Case Studies and Theory Development chapter 11, pages 233-262.
•Excerpt from Andrew Bennett, "Causal mechanisms and typological theories in the study of civil conflict," in Jeff Checkel, ed., Transnational Dynamics of Civil War, Columbia University Press, 2012.
•Charles Ragin, "From Fuzzy Sets to Crisp Truth Tables," available at: http://www.compasss.org/files/WPfiles/Raginfztt_April05.pdf
Process Tracing, Congruence Testing, and Counterfactual Analysis
•Andrew Bennett and Jeff Checkel, Process Tracing, chapter 1, conclusions, and appendix on Bayesianism.
•David Collier, online process tracing exercises. Look at exercises 3, 4, 7, and 8 at: http://polisci.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/people/u3827/Teaching%20Process%20Tracing.pdf
Multimethod Research: Combining Case Studies with Statistics and/or Formal Modeling
•Andrew Bennett and Bear Braumoeller, "Where the Model Frequently Meets the Road: Combining Statistical, Formal, and Case Study Methods," draft paper.
•Evan Lieberman, "Nested Analysis as a Mixed-Method Strategy for Comparative Research," American Political Science Review August 2005, pp. 435-52.
Field Research Techniques: Archives, Interviews, and Surveys
•Cameron Thies, "A Pragmatic Guide to Qualitative Historical Analysis in the Study of International Relations," International Studies Perspectives 3 (4) (November 2002) pp. 351-72.