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The Comparative Actor-Process-Event Scheme (CAPES): Towards Cumulative Research in Political Science

Applicant Serdült Uwe Imre
Number 112061
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Institut für Politikwissenschaft Universität Zürich
Institution of higher education University of Zurich - ZH
Main discipline Political science
Start/End 01.05.2006 - 31.10.2007
Approved amount 86'394.00
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Keywords (9)

Political process; Comparative method; process analysis; sequence analysis; actor; event; two-mode network; social network analysis; Actor-Process-Event Scheme

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
APES is a software tool that visualizes process data of all kinds and thereby transforms qualitative case study data into quantifiable data that can be used for a systematic comparative assessment of processes.

APES was initially used by political scientists specialized in the analysis of public policy processes in terms of qualitative case studies. However, APES can be used in all areas where process data is gathered and needs to be analyzed and evaluated in a simple and efficient way.

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From Process to Structure: Developing a Reliable and Valid Tool for Policy Network Comparison
Serdült Uwe, Hirschi Christian (2011), From Process to Structure: Developing a Reliable and Valid Tool for Policy Network Comparison, in Swiss Political Science Review, 10(2), 137-155.
Analysis with APES: The Actor-Process-Event Scheme
Widmer Thomas, Hirschi Christian, Serdült Uwe, Vögeli Chantal (2008), Analysis with APES: The Actor-Process-Event Scheme, in Bergman Manfred Max (ed.), Sage, Los Angeles, 150-171.