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  • n. Alternative form of comparatist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who employs or advocates the comparative method of study or investigation.


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  • The computer and the web are extensions of his own comparativist impulse, tools of his trade.

    Bob Moses: Why Do People Sing? Alan Lomax and His Science of Song

  • Any political comparativist will tell you, a U.S. president, unlike a prime minister, has very little power to get anything done automatically.

    Vanessa Carmichael: Why the Left Fails

  • Among comparativist now-a-days you are about a likely to find a true believing Marxist as you are to find one working in the field of monetary economics.

    The Austrian Economists:

  • But as a comparativist, I must look at the larger frame.

    We disagree with the wilted model of India that Prof. Stepan is endorsing

  • Instead, what the method facilitates is a more focused research effort on the part of the comparativist, in the context of which he/she can search out the lower-level causal mechanisms and processes that are at work in the various settings under study.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Andy, if by your question you're asking whether I think we can be comparativist at all about games because in this thread I'm sounding rather particularist, the answer is a resounding yes.

    The Magic Circle

  • However, it is very difficult to publish in the big three (as a comparativist), and many departments only want those publications.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • As a comparativist, I understand that there are some papers that I might write (or avoid writing by blogging or think about writing but then never write becasue they wouldn't get published) that would never get published in AJPS because it is a general interest journal of political science.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • And, I figure as a comparativist who does both quantitative (numbers) and qualitative (interviews, digging through archives) research, being completely fluent in Spanish, a beginner at Portuguese, and applying (frequentist) statistical methods to answer my research questions (no, I'll never be a Bayesian, but at least I can admit that) should be enough.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • I am, however, a comparativist whose research employs both qualitative and quantitative methods.

    Archive 2005-03-01


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