Author(s): Evan Lieberman
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Page Numbers: 240 - 263
Editor(s): James Mahoney, Kathleen Thelen
In the decade following publication of the original edited volume, Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences (Mahoney and Rueschemeyer 2003), multimethod research became an important strand of comparative-historical analysis, which now warrants attention and reflection. Almost one-third of books published between 2003 and 2013 at leading university presses using comparative-historical analysis (CHA) also employ some form of quantitative analysis. In this chapter, I review the motivation for multimethod research and focus on a single variant, which I call “nested analysis.” I use that discussion as a point of departure for considering the possible integration of CHA with other forms of empirical analysis, including matching analyses and experimental methods.