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1. Why is it difficult to create a science of comparative politics? Is it because this area of study is relatively new, or are there fundamental obstacles that will always limit what we can know based on the comparative method? 

2. Discuss the emergence of and basic characteristics of modernization theory and behavioralism. How do the two approaches in comparative politics differ from each other, and how are they similar? 

3. What is the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning? Why are both forms of reasoning important in determining correlations and/or causal relationships in comparative politics? 

4. Describe the difference between qualitative and quantitative methodology in comparative politics. How has this difference evolved over time? How does a mixed-methods approach fit into this debate?