Using Mill’s Methods and the George and Bennett guidelines for case selection, explain whether or not case selection was carried out appropriately. •


Briefly describe the research findings. Then, describe if the authors appropriately qualify their findings. Or do they over-generalize?


Does the author make causal inferences?


Why or why not? Did the author make these decisions appropriately?


Explain why or why not. What do the authors do well or not do well to maximize analytical leverage?


• Describe strengths and weaknesses of the overall research design.


• Offer concrete suggestions for improvement to the research design, based on what we’ve covered in the readings for this course. Make sure suggestions for improvement are relevant and feasible.


• Conclude with brief, comparative analysis on overall quality and appropriateness of each research design. The focus should be on assessing the “fit” between research design choices and the research question objective(s).