"Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Management and Policy"
(published by Eran Vigoda-Gadot and Dana R. Vashdi; Edward Elgar)
In their contribution, Sabine Kuhlmann and Markus Seyfried deal with analytical concepts and methods of comparative administrative research. In addition to classical approaches of the most similar/dismilar design as well as qualitative (small n) and quantitative (large n) methods, typologies for comparing administrative systems are presented and method-critical considerations are made. The handbook represents a relevant current key publication in the field of empirically oriented administrative science and can be recommended for interested students and researchers alike.
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An abstract on the chapter by Sabine Kuhlmann and Markus Seyfried can be downloaded here .