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What can causal process tracing offer to policy studies? a review of the literature

Kay, Adrian; Baker, Phillip


Causal process tracing (CPT) has emerged as an important method of causal inference in qualitative social science research, most notably in case study research designs. There is now a considerable literature on the aims, philosophical groundings, and methods of process tracing. This paper reviews the CPT literature to assess what new directions it may suggest for policy studies. The first part of the paper sets out the methodological advantages CPT offers in building and testing theories of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy Studies Journal
DOI: 10.1111/psj.12092


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