Sociological Methods & Research

(The TQCC of Sociological Methods & Research is 5. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
A Crash Course in Good and Bad Controls103
Non-invariance? An Overstated Problem With Misconceived Causes40
Participant Observation, Observant Participation, and Hybrid Ethnography39
Abductive Coding: Theory Building and Qualitative (Re)Analysis38
Using Interviews to Understand Why: Challenges and Strategies in the Study of Motivated Action23
The Living Codebook: Documenting the Process of Qualitative Data Analysis20
Why Measurement Invariance is Important in Comparative Research. A Response to Welzel et al. (2021)19
A Method for Studying Differences in Segregation Across Time and Space19
The Problem of Scaling in Exponential Random Graph Models19
What Do We Mean By a “Hard-to-reach” Population? Legitimacy Versus Precarity as Barriers to Access16
A Robustness Test Protocol for Applied QCA: Theory and R Software Application16
A Comparison of Three Popular Methods for Handling Missing Data: Complete-Case Analysis, Inverse Probability Weighting, and Multiple Imputation15
Making Things Possible14
Moving Beyond Linear Regression: Implementing and Interpreting Quantile Regression Models With Fixed Effects14
Critical Event Analysis in Case Study Research13
Robustness and Model Selection in Configurational Causal Modeling13
The Gap-Closing Estimand: A Causal Approach to Study Interventions That Close Disparities Across Social Categories11
Measuring the Nature of Individual Sequences11
Uncertainty, Possibility, and Causal Power in QCA11
Inter-Rater Reliability Methods in Qualitative Case Study Research11
Politics as Usual? Measuring Populism, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism in U.S. Presidential Campaigns (1952–2020) with Neural Language Models10
Machine Learning as a Model for Cultural Learning: Teaching an Algorithm What it Means to be Fat10
Open-ended versus Closed Probes: Assessing Different Formats of Web Probing8
A Meta-analysis of Studies on the Performance of the Crosswise Model8
Contextual Text Coding: A Mixed-methods Approach for Large-scale Textual Data7
Measuring Class Hierarchies in Postindustrial Societies: A Criterion and Construct Validation of EGP and ESEC Across 31 Countries7
Marginal and Conditional Confounding Using Logits6
In Search of a Comparable Measure of Generalized Individual Religiosity in the World Values Survey6
Evidence of Validity Does not Rule out Systematic Bias: A Commentary on Nomological Noise and Cross-Cultural Invariance6
Coping With Plenitude: A Computational Approach to Selecting the Right Algorithm6
Mobilizing the Masses: Measuring Resource Mobilization on Twitter6
Attendance, Completion, and Heterogeneous Returns to College: A Causal Mediation Approach6
Relevant, Irrelevant, or Ambiguous? Toward a New Interpretation of QCA’s Solution Types6
Image Clustering: An Unsupervised Approach to Categorize Visual Data in Social Science Research6
Video Data Analysis and Police Body-Worn Camera Footage6
A Partial Simulation Study of Phantom Effects in Multilevel Analysis of School Effects: The Case of School Socioeconomic Composition5
Introduction to Neural Transfer Learning With Transformers for Social Science Text Analysis5
Are National Family Surveys Biased toward the Happy Family? A Multiactor Analysis of Selective Survey Nonresponse5
Bounding Causes of Effects With Mediators5
A New Approach to Detecting Cheating in Sensitive Surveys: The Cheating Detection Triangular Model5
The Augmented Social Scientist: Using Sequential Transfer Learning to Annotate Millions of Texts with Human-Level Accuracy5
Do Quantitative and Qualitative Research Reflect two Distinct Cultures? An Empirical Analysis of 180 Articles Suggests “no”5
How to Interpret the Effect of Covariates on the Extreme Categories in Ordinal Data Models5
Updating a Time-Series of Survey Questions: The Case of Abortion Attitudes in the General Social Survey5
Against the Mainstream: On the Limitations of Non-Invariance Diagnostics: Response to Fischer et al. and Meuleman et al.5
Method Bias Mechanisms and Procedural Remedies5