Comparative Historical Analysis

Matthew Lange, McGill University

This course reviews the main methodologies employed in comparative-historical analysis.  It focuses on the use of process tracing, narrative analysis, and counterfactuals for within-case analysis, the types of comparison commonly employed in comparative-historical analysis, and the different ways that comparative-historical researchers combine within-case and comparative methods.  The course also reviews material on gathering and interpreting historical data and strategies and techniques for choosing cases for comparative-historical analysis.


This course runs January 13-17, 2020.