deviant case

deviant case

(in research methodology) any social phenomenon presented as an exception to what is generally the case, and which therefore is of particular utility in deviant case analysis in allowing analysis of cause and effect of both the normal and the deviant case.
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Suggesting that Salvadoran networks may present a "deviant case" in the larger context of immigrant experiences, Menjivar explains that part of her goal was to understand why the Salvadoran case might prove to be different.
The World Value Map clearly shows that the United States is a deviant case. We do not believe it is a prototype of cultural modernization for other societies to follow, as some postwar modernization theorists have naively assumed.
This comparison yields the conclusion that the Vietnam War was, after all, "the deviant case" (83).
China is the subject of Chapter 7, while its periphery (Korea, Vietnam, and, primarily Japan as the "deviant case") constitutes the focus of the 8th and final chapter.
It relied on deviant case analysis: contrasting the deviant cases against the conforming ones, modifying the hypotheses to exclude as many of the deviants as possible, and
Sweden is at least no deviant case in this respect.
Andeweg, Lieven De Winter and Patrick Dumont (eds.) Puzzles of Government Formation: Coalition Theory and Deviant Cases (New York: Routledge, 2011)
Herb's handling of these deviant cases settles on two claims.
It matters for Hamilton's argument whether TV violence causes negative externalities through most individuals or only through a relatively small number of deviant cases. I suspect that, without the deviants, the arguments for regulating TV violence would be weak.
4 Snowball sampling is a nonprobability sampling method often employed in field research and most popular in studying deviant cases. For further information, see M.
The first two contributors, Dennis Wrong and David Riesman, present deviant cases in terms of the accepted wisdom concerning the sociologist as outsider.
They may fit the Soviet Union and China - but what about deviant cases such as Bulgaria, where the former communists won competitive elections in 1990,.