Process tracing

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This document explores the challenges, uses and application of process tracing as a method for tracing the causal relationship of events and outcomes.

It closes with a critical summary of the method and list for further reading on the topic.


  • Conceptual Overview and Discussion
  • Applications
  • Critical Summary


Reilly, R C, (n.d.) Process Tracing,  Encyclopeadia of Case Study Research, Retrieved from

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