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|Title:||How to get at Causality in the Social Sciences: Multiple Regressions Versus Case Studies|
|Volume:||24 Editor(s): Lars Mjøset, Tommy H. Clausen ISBN: 978-0-7623-1313-6 eISBN: 978-1-84950-414-0|
|Citation:||Bo Rothstein (2007), How to get at Causality in the Social Sciences: Multiple Regressions Versus Case Studies, in Lars Mjøset, Tommy H. Clausen (ed.) Capitalisms Compared (Comparative Social Research, Volume 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.351-360|
|DOI:||10.1016/S0195-6310(06)24011-0 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
I am grateful to the editors of this journal to be given the possibility to comment on Michael Shalev's article. Although I have some minor disagreement with his general argument, I am also grateful to Michael Shalev for taking up what I think is an important question in comparative social science. I find myself in the curious position of being a target of a general critique that I mostly agree upon, namely that too much energy is going into sophisticated methodological techniques at the expense of substantive knowledge about individual cases and theoretical reasoning about causality. However, and probably not surprisingly, I find Shalev's critique of my particular venture into this area far from convincing.
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