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Doing Empirical Political Research

Doing Empirical Political Research

  • Author: James M. Carlson,Mark S. Hyde
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • ISBN: 9780618116720
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 436
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This text emphasizes active learning through the use of real data and a hands-on approach to SPSS. By placing coverage of the philosophy of science and the building blocks of research at the beginning, the structure of the text follows the actual process students would employ in their own research. Activities and exercises help students master research concepts and skills.

Research Methods for Political Science

Research Methods for Political Science

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

  • Author: David E McNabb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317460979
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 448
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Thoroughly updated, more concise than the previous edition, and available for the first time in paperback, "Research Methods for Political Science" is designed to help students learn what to research, why to research, and how to research. The text integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in one volume, and includes the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative methods currently available. It covers such important topics as research design, specifying research problems, designing questionnaries and writing questions, designing and carrying out qualitative research, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative research data. Heavily illustrated, classroom tested, and exceptionally readable and engaging, the text also provides specific instructions on the use of available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS.

Political Research

Political Research

Methods and Practical Skills

  • Author: Sandra Halperin,Oliver Heath
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199558418
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 440
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This new book has been designed to equip students of politics and international relations with the analytical skills and resources to evaluate, understand and criticise research findings in political research, as well as the practical skills to carry out their own research.

Empirical Research and Writing

Empirical Research and Writing

A Political Science Student’s Practical Guide

  • Author: Leanne C. Powner
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483370666
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Students can easily misstep when they first begin to do research. Leanne C. Powner’s new title Empirical Research and Writing: A Student's Practical Guide provides valuable advice and guidance on conducting and writing about empirical research. Chapter by chapter, students are guided through the key steps in the research process. Written in a lively and engaging manner and with a dose of humor, this practical text shows students exactly how to choose a research topic, conduct a literature review, make research design decisions, collect and analyze data, and then write up and present the results. The book's approachable style and just-in-time information delivery make it a text students will want to read, and its wide-ranging and surprisingly sophisticated coverage will make it an important resource for their later coursework.

Doing Research in Political Science

Doing Research in Political Science

An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics

  • Author: Paul Pennings,Hans Keman,Jan Kleinnijenhuis
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412903769
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 324
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This is an immensely helpful book for students starting their own research... an excellent introduction to the comparative method giving an authoritative overview over the research process - Klaus Armingeon, University of Bern Doing Research in Political Science is the book for mastering the comparative method in all the social sciences - Jan-Erik Lane, University of Geneva This book has established itself as a concise and well-readable text on comparative methods and statistics in political science I...strongly recommend it. - Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps-University Marburg This thoroughly revised edition of the popular textbook offers an accessible but comprehensive introduction to comparative research methods and statistics for students of political science. Clearly organized around three parts, the text introduces the main theories and methodologies used in the discipline. Part 1 frames the comparative approach within the methodological framework of the political and social sciences. Part 2 introduces basic descriptive and inferential statistical methods as well as more advanced multivariate methods used in quantitative political analysis. Part 3 applies the methods and techniques of Parts 1 & 2 to research questions drawn from contemporary themes and issues in political science. Incorporating practice exercises, ideas for further reading and summary questions throughout, Doing Research in Political Science provides an invaluable step-by-step guide for students and researchers in political science, comparative politics and empirical political analysis.

Teaching Quantitative Methods

Teaching Quantitative Methods

Getting the Basics Right

  • Author: Geoff Payne,Malcolm Williams
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446209814
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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This exciting collection is both useful and timely. It clearly lays out the problems, strategies and resources associated with the teaching of quantitative methods in modern universities. Addressing the perceived 'crisis of number' in a practical and fresh way the book sets out dynamic new approaches to teaching quantitative methods. It offers historical, comparative, analytical reflection and empirical evidence concerning the crisis in contemporary social sciences. Experts from across the social sciences provide a wide range of authoritative insights as well as a number of useful illustrations of strategies and resources designed to help overcome this 'crisis of number'. Each chapter reflects the diversity of backgrounds and approaches within the social sciences making this an interdisciplinary, relevant addition to the subject. The book also: o focuses on innovations in how to teach quantitative research methods o reports on the latest ESRC research projects on teaching quantitative methods o locates itself within current debates about skills for employment. Clear, engaging and original this book will be essential reading for those interested in learning and teaching quantitative methods.

Doing Archival Research in Political Science

Doing Archival Research in Political Science

  • Author: Scott A. Frisch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781604978025
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 369
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Given the dearth of training in archival research, the editors envisioned a book that addresses the "how to" of archival research by involving the perspective of archivists. The editors identified chapter authors who demonstrate in their research-oriented essays how archival research influences and improves empirical political science research. They weave their scholarly contributions together with their practical experiences and "boots on the ground" advice to ease readers toward their first foray into the archives. Because archives were largely abandoned by political scientists in the 1950s, archivists' understanding of their collections and their archival practices is heavily influenced by the habits and methodological concerns of historians. The essays in this volume help archivists better understand the somewhat unique perspectives and habits political scientists bring to archival collections. This volume challenges archivists to think "outside the box" of the conventions of history and reconsider their collections from the perspective of the political scientist. This first-of-its-kind book-traversing political science and library and information science-challenges political scientists' reliance on "easy data" promising in return "better data." The editors propose that the archival record is replete with data that are often superior to current, available public data, both quantitative and qualitative. Substantive chapters in Doing Archival Research in Political Science illustrate how archival data improve understanding across the array of subfields in American politics. It also challenges archivists to rethink their collections through the prism of political science. Doing Archival Research in Political Science holds tremendous cross-disciplinary appeal. Students and faculty in political science are exposed to a fertile but underutilized source of empirical data. Political scientists will benefit from the methodological perspectives, the practical advice about doing archival work, and the concrete examples of archives-based research across the subfields in American politics (e.g., congressional studies, presidential studies, public opinion, national security, interest groups, and public policy). Students and faculty in library and archival studies will benefit greatly from the candid discussion of the unique theoretical and methodological concerns inherent in political science, improving their ability to reach out and promote their collections to political scientists. Examples of archives-based political science research will help library faculty better understand how their collections are being utilized by users.

Corruption and Human Development in Africa

Corruption and Human Development in Africa

  • Author: Jacques P. Nguemegne
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1456899015
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 219
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This study is, to the authors knowledge, the fi rst empirical cross-country analysis of the relationship between corruption and human development (HD) in Africa. In most African countries the current state of HD is critically poor. In spite of two decades of democratization and substantial economic growth or stability corruption has become endemic and tends to adversely affect HD conditions and needs. Using a pooledcross- section-across time-design and a sample of 40 African countries over many years (2003 2007) and based on an OLS Analysis, this study attempts an empirical examination of the association between corruption and HD in Africa, while holding constant economic growth, government socioeconomic or welfare expenditures and political system and, controlling for some major internal and external economic variables. As found, corruption adversely affects human development in Africa. Overall, based on the main study model (Model 1) a unit increase in the corruption level (CPI) on a scale of 1 to 10 will cause a .48 percent decrease in the state of HD (HDI).The relationship between corruption and HD is however non-linear: using Model 3 which incorporate a square term of corruption, it was found that at and below 4.577 RCPI (i.e. 5.42 normal CPI) corruptions is likely to positively affect HD whereas at and above 4.577 RCPI corruption rather tends to adversely affect HD with an increasing return. Besides, it was also found, using Model 2 which incorporates an interaction term of corruption and political system, that democratization has deceived scientists theoretical projections and peoples political expectations of the 1990s. Democracy has not improved HD in Africa. Both non-and partly democratic (i.e., authoritarian) and democratic political systems adversely affect HD. The adverse impact of corruption on HD is even worse in the latter systems. After checking for the main effect (Model 2) it appears that, as corruption increases by one unit, HD decreases by 9.48 percent in African countries with authoritarian systems. In contrast , the same one unit increase in corruption will have an additional 5.23 percent decrease in the HD of African countries with a democratic system. This study brings new insights about public policies ineffectiveness and failures to satisfy increasing HD needs in Africa. It throws new lights on the relationship existing between economic growth, democracy and corruption and HD. It suggests some policy reforms which could improve the state of HD in Africa. Overall, it is an important contribution to the theoretical and empirical body of administrative theory and knowledge.

Political Research

Political Research

An Introduction

  • Author: Lisa Harrison
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415226561
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 181
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Political Research: An Introduction has been designed to provide an excellent starting point for those new to the area of Research Methods. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and sets out the key issues involved in doing research in Politics. It guides students through a complex and often daunting subject by exploring the many concepts associated with the field, as well as offering practical advice on research practices and information resources. Features and benefits of this textbook include: * boxed case studies in each chapter to illustrate and clarify key concepts, and highlight the practical use of different research methods * a useful glossary, giving easy access to definitions of key terms * a dedicated web-site containing sample material, extra case studies, important links, and essential resources for both teachers and students.

Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis

Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis

From Political Difference to Empirical Research

  • Author: Tomas Marttila
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137538406
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 238
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This book adds the missing link between post-foundational discourse theory and the methods of empirical research, and in doing so it develops a post-foundational discourse analysis research program. The book offers a structure of the research program, and explores the methodologization of other discourse analytical approaches.

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

  • Author: Peter Cane,Herbert Kritzer
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019163543X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1112
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The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second - and largest - part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world - on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum.

Doing Dissertations in Politics

Doing Dissertations in Politics

A Student Guide

  • Author: David Silbergh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134540507
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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This guide has been designed to help undergraduates develop an understanding of practical research methods, and their application in the undergraduate dissertation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it offers advice on all aspects of undergraduate research, from choosing a dissertation subject through to presenting the finished article. Features of this book: concise chapters which provide an introduction to various aspects of research methods, including: why it is important; quantitative and qualitative methods; and practical application advice, hints and tips on planning, presenting, researching and writing undergraduate dissertations a wide range of examples of research to clearly illustrate different issues and methods which students may encounter guides to further reading and thinking at the end of each chapter.

Political science laboratory

Political science laboratory

  • Author: Oliver Benson
  • Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 402
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Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy

Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy

  • Author: Johnna Montgomerie
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 131738931X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 168
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Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy offers students and scholars the first methods book for the critical school of International Political Economy (IPE). What does it mean to ‘do’ critical research? How do we write about the evidence we present? This volume explores our shared critical ethic to demonstrate how methods are transformative and reimagines research strategies as both an embodied practice and a social process. By presenting methodologically informed ways of researching, enriched by real-life accounts from academics doing empirical research, the volume seeks to forge a new collaborative path that builds a critical ethic and modes of inquiry within International Political Economy. Substantive chapters advance the pluralism of the critical school of cultural political economy and seek to articulate its nascent research ethic. Short autobiographical vignettes articulate the professional journeys of contributors who ‘do’ critical political economy. There is practical advice on how to develop evidence from an iterative reflexive research strategy. Using this innovative format offers a guide to methods in critical political economy by engaging directly with the people doing research, not only as technical practice but also as lived experience. The combination of research and practice presented throughout the book offers an extensive and authoritative framework for evaluating how methods are part of critical research and will be essential reading for all students and scholars of IPE.

Children's Books in Print, 2007

Children's Books in Print, 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835248518
  • Category: Authors
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Interview Research in Political Science

Interview Research in Political Science

  • Author: Layna Mosley
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801467969
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Interviews are a frequent and important part of empirical research in political science, but graduate programs rarely offer discipline-specific training in selecting interviewees, conducting interviews, and using the data thus collected. Interview Research in Political Science addresses this vital need, offering hard-won advice for both graduate students and faculty members. The contributors to this book have worked in a variety of field locations and settings and have interviewed a wide array of informants, from government officials to members of rebel movements and victims of wartime violence, from lobbyists and corporate executives to workers and trade unionists. The authors encourage scholars from all subfields of political science to use interviews in their research, and they provide a set of lessons and tools for doing so. The book addresses how to construct a sample of interviewees; how to collect and report interview data; and how to address ethical considerations and the Institutional Review Board process. Other chapters discuss how to link interview-based evidence with causal claims; how to use proxy interviews or an interpreter to improve access; and how to structure interview questions. A useful appendix contains examples of consent documents, semistructured interview prompts, and interview protocols. Contributors: Frank R. Baumgartner, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Matthew N. Beckmann, University of California, Irvine; Jeffrey M. Berry, Tufts University; Erik Bleich, Middlebury College; Sarah M. Brooks, The Ohio State University; Melani Cammett, Brown University; Lee Ann Fujii, University of Toronto; Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan; Richard L. Hall, University of Michigan; Marie Hojnacki, Pennsylvania State University; David C. Kimball, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Beth L. Leech, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Julia F. Lynch, University of Pennsylvania; Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University; Lauren Maclean, Indiana University; Layna Mosley, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Robert Pekkanen, University of Washington; William Reno, Northwestern University; Reuel R. Rogers, Northwestern University

American Review of Politics

American Review of Politics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Southern States
  • Page: N.A
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Exploring international human rights

Exploring international human rights

essential readings

  • Author: Rhonda L. Callaway,Julie Harrelson-Stephens
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 303
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Bringing together key selections that represent the full range of philosophical debates, policy analyses, and first-hand accounts, the editors offer a comprehensive and accessible set of readings on the major themes and issues in the field of international human rights. The reader has been carefully designed to enhance students understanding not only of human rights, but also of differing perspectives on the topic.Rhonda L. Callaway is assistant professor of political science at Sam Houston State University. Julie Harrelson-Stephens is assistant professor of political science at Stephen F. Austin University.Contents: What Are Human Rights? Introductionthe Editors. What Are Human Rights?: Definitions and Typologies of Todays Human Rights Discoursethe Editors. What Future for Economic and Social Rights?D. Beetham. Basic RightsH. Shue. The Philosophical Foundations of Human RightsJ.J. Shestack. Measuring Human Rights. Introductionthe Editors. The Limitations of Using Quantitative Data in Studying Human Rights AbusesR.J. Goldstein. Measuring Human Rights: Some Issues and OptionsD.L. Richards. The Political Terror ScaleM. Gibney and M. Dalton. How are These Pictures Different?: A Quantitative Comparison of the US State Department and Amnesty International Human Rights Reports, 1976-1995S.C. Poe, S.C. Carey, and T.C. Vazquez. Using the Physical Quality of Life Index to Explore the Level of Subsistence RightsW.T. Milner and R.L. Callaway. International Law and Organizations in the Fight for Human Rights. Introductionthe Editors. The Normative and Institutional Evolution of International Human RightsT. Buergenthal. The International Criminal Court ControversyR.W. Tucker. Refugee Flows as Grounds for International ActionA. Dowty and G. Loescher. Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks In International PoliticsM.E. Keck and K. Sikkink. Are Human Rights Universal? Introductionthe Editors. The Rhetoric of Asian ValuesR.L. Callaway. Relativism and Universalism in Human Rights: The Case of the Islamic Middle EastF. Halliday. American Muslims and a Meaningful Human Rights Discourse in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001I.Z. Shakir. Restraining Universalism: Africanist Perspectives on Cultural Relativism in the Human Rights DiscourseB. Ibhawoh. Witness to Torture. Introductionthe Editors. Auschwitz: A Doctors Eyewitness AccountM. Nyiszli. A Cambodian OdysseyH. Ngor. One Day in My LifeB. Sands. The Tenth Circle of HellR. Hukanović. Machete SeasonJ. Hatzfeld. Gender Based Repression. Introductionthe Editors. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global EconomyK. Bales. Trafficking in Womens Bodies, Then and Now: The Issue of Military Comfort WomenK. Wantanabe. Rights of Women with Islamic CommunitiesR. Hassan. Female Circumcision Comes to AmericaL. Burstyn. Children as Targets. Introductionthe Editors. Child Labor as a Human Rights Issue: Efforts, Mistakes, and SolutionsZ.F.K. Arat. Child Marriage in Afghanistan and PakistanA. Bushnell. Child Slaves in Modern India: The Bonded Labor ProblemL. Tucker. The Sex Trade Industrys Worldwide Exploitation of ChildrenR.B. Flowers. The Political Economy of War-Affected ChildrenS. Hick. Globalization and Human Rights. Introductionthe Editors. Achieving Human Rights: The Globalization DebateJ. Harrelson-Stephens. Globalization and Human RightsR. McCorquodale and R. Fairbrother. The Tragedy of Tauccamarca: A Human Rights Perspective on the Pesticide Poisoning of 24 Children in the Peruvian AndesE. Rosenthal. Strategic Violations: The Outsourcing of Human Rights AbusesN. Gordon. The Singer Solution to PovertyP. Singer. Human Rights in the War on Terror. Introductionthe Editors. Human Rights Violations as a Catalyst for Terrorist Activitythe Editors. Leading by Example?: US Interrogation of Prisoners in the War on TerrorE. Massimino. Human Rights PostSeptember 11thJ. Mertus and T. Sajjad.

Methoden der vergleichenden Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft

Methoden der vergleichenden Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft

Neue Entwicklungen und Anwendungen

  • Author: Susanne Pickel,Gert Pickel,Hans-Joachim Lauth,Detlef Jahn
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531918265
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 551
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Im Bereich der Methoden der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft haben sich in den letzten Jahren vielfältige Entwicklungen ergeben, die bislang aber eher selektiv und voneinander getrennt vorgestellt wurden. Dabei fehlt es insbesondere an Publikationen, die sich an fortgeschrittenen Interessenten des Bereichs wenden und anwendungsorientierte Leitlinien für spezifische Analysetypen geben. Diese Hilfestellungen sind in der Regel in übergreifenden Einführungen, von wenigen Autoren nicht zu leisten. Dieser Band gibt eine erschöpfende Breite an derzeit verfügbaren methodischen Zugängen zur vergleichenden Sozialwissenschaft, die durch die einschlägigen Autoren der jeweiligen Gebiete fachgerecht und anwendungsorientiert gestaltet wurden.