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Abstract: This paper discusses the challenges that feminist researchers face when they use the positivist case study approach. The mainstream approach to case comparison requires feminist researchers to clearly define variables and work with a moderately sized “n.” I first describe why this perspective frustrates feminist researchers, for example, incorporating multiple cases could mean less expression of the complexity of gender. Despite challenges, in the second half of the paper, I argue that positivist principles and the comparative method can be beneficial to feminist researchers, specifically because they encourage sub-national and cross-national analyses – both of which are essential in a world that is both local and global in terms of politics and identities.

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Ortbals, Candice. "N = 5 to 20: A Challenge to Feminist Research?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Sep 01, 2005 <Not Available>. 2013-12-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p41949_index.html>

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Ortbals, C. D. , 2005-09-01 "N = 5 to 20: A Challenge to Feminist Research?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC Online <PDF>. 2013-12-17 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p41949_index.html

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Abstract: Abstract: This paper discusses the challenges that feminist researchers face when they use the positivist case study approach. The mainstream approach to case comparison requires feminist researchers to clearly define variables and work with a moderately sized “n.” I first describe why this perspective frustrates feminist researchers, for example, incorporating multiple cases could mean less expression of the complexity of gender. Despite challenges, in the second half of the paper, I argue that positivist principles and the comparative method can be beneficial to feminist researchers, specifically because they encourage sub-national and cross-national analyses – both of which are essential in a world that is both local and global in terms of politics and identities.

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N = 5 to 20: A Challenge to Feminist Research? Prepared for the 2005 American Political Science Association Meeting Candice D. Ortbals Pepperdine University Comments and suggestions are welcome. Please contact the author at: Candice.Ortbals@pepperdine.edu 1 Abstract: This paper discusses the challenges that feminist researchers face when they use the positivist case study approach. The mainstream approach to case comparison requires feminist researchers to clearly define variables and work with a moderately sized “n.” I first describe why this
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