Process Tracing

Book Chapter

Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2008) Process Tracing, in Klotz, Audie; & Deepa Prakash, eds, Qualitative Methods in International Relations: a Pluralist Guide. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (114–127).

​We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research: How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations.

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Jeffrey T. Checkel

Jeffrey T. Checkel

PRIO Global Fellow