Begin a discussion on any of the following questions. And remember, in this class we will seek not just opinions but evidence. In other words, think through your answers carefully and how you can back them up with examples from reviewing the literature on the subject, observations or current events.
- Is a science of comparative politics possible?
- Which is preferable and why, large-N quantitative cross-national studies or qualitative ethnographic case-studies?
- What are the main criteria recommended in selecting cases and why?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of method of agreement and method of difference research designs?