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Comparing case studies: an introduction to comparative narratives

By Peter Abell


The paper provides a systematic method for comparing case-studies which take the form of a sequence of events. The idea of abstracting and/or generalising the structure of a case-study using a mapping rule which creates either a tolerance (a symmetric reflexive relationship) or an equivalence on the domain set is explored. An example is given of comparing the evolution of co-operation in a number of co-operative organisations

Topics: HB Economic Theory
Publisher: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 1992
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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