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Empirical Political Analysis

Empirical Political Analysis

Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

  • Author: Richard C. Rich,Craig Leonard Brians,Jarol B. Manheim,Lars Willnat
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135161374X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Empirical Political Analysis introduces readers to the foundations of social science research. Organized around the stages of the research process, this textbook prepares readers to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, from the formation of theory through the design of research projects, to the collection of data and the analysis of results. It offers a clear and concise presentation of basic concepts and tools that can be applied in a wide range of research settings and highlights ethical conduct in the research process. It will help you both to achieve sound results in your own research and to critically evaluate research presented by others. Key features: Offers comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative research methods in political science – this book is one of the key texts in the field of political research methods since it was first published over 25 years ago. Covers the research process from start to finish—hypothesis formation, literature review, research design, data gathering, data analysis, and research report writing. Includes in-depth examples of political science research to give discipline-specific instruction on political analysis. Features a "Practical Research Ethics" box in every chapter to make students aware of common ethical dilemmas and potential solutions to them. Includes learning goals, key terms, and research examples to help students engage and explore the most important concepts. New to this edition: Updated and international case studies. New material on understanding research design – what constitutes a sound research design and how this contributes to being able to justify research findings. New Companion Website material, including both quantitative and qualitative data analysis exercises.

Empirical Political Analysis

Empirical Political Analysis

Pearson New International Edition CourseSmart eTextbook

  • Author: Craig Leonard Brians
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315510200
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 446
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Empirical Political Analysis introduces students to the full range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in political science research. Organized around all of the stages of the research process, this comprehensive text surveys designing experiments, conducting research, evaluating results, and presenting findings. With exercises in the text and in a companion lab manual, Empirical Political Analysis gives students applied insights on the scopes and methods of political science research. Features: Offers comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative research methods in political science, a hallmark since it first published over 25 years ago. Covers the research process from start to finish—hypothesis formation, literature review, research design, data gathering, data analysis, and research report writing. Includes in-depth examples of political science research to give discipline-specific instruction on political analysis. Features a “Practical Research Ethics” box in every chapter to make students aware of common ethical dilemmas and potential solutions to them. Written by political scientists who actively publish in subfields ranging from comparative politics to environmental policy to political communications to voting behavior. Includes learning goals, key terms, and research examples to help students engage and explore the most important concepts.

Empirical Political Analysis

Empirical Political Analysis

Pearson New International Edition CourseSmart eTextbook

  • Author: Craig Leonard Brians
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315510197
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 446
  • View: 6561
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Empirical Political Analysis introduces students to the full range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in political science research. Organized around all of the stages of the research process, this comprehensive text surveys designing experiments, conducting research, evaluating results, and presenting findings. With exercises in the text and in a companion lab manual, Empirical Political Analysis gives students applied insights on the scopes and methods of political science research. Features: Offers comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative research methods in political science, a hallmark since it first published over 25 years ago. Covers the research process from start to finish—hypothesis formation, literature review, research design, data gathering, data analysis, and research report writing. Includes in-depth examples of political science research to give discipline-specific instruction on political analysis. Features a “Practical Research Ethics” box in every chapter to make students aware of common ethical dilemmas and potential solutions to them. Written by political scientists who actively publish in subfields ranging from comparative politics to environmental policy to political communications to voting behavior. Includes learning goals, key terms, and research examples to help students engage and explore the most important concepts.

Empirical Political Analysis

Empirical Political Analysis

  • Author: James Babb,Jarol B. Manheim
  • Publisher: Longman
  • ISBN: 9781408204627
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 436
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A comprehensive and accessible research methods textbook written specifically for students of politics, Empirical Political Analysis introduces a wide range of research techniques in a way that is suitable for anyone seeking a foundation for further study. With a balanced focus on quantitative and qualitative analysis, the book follows the research process from start to finish, offering a solid research foundation for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Adapting the successful US textbook by J. B. Manheim, R. C. Rich, Lars Willnat and C. L. Brians, James Babb has made various sympathetic updates to the text, including examples from the UK, Europe and other countries. Two new chapters have been added to the book on discourse analysis and hermeneutics.

Empirical Political Analysis

Empirical Political Analysis

Pearson New International Edition

  • Author: Craig Leonard Brians,Lars Willnat,Jarol B. Manheim,Richard C. Rich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781292041186
  • Category:
  • Page: 435
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Empirical Political Analysis introduces students to the full range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in political science research. Organized around all of the stages of the research process, this comprehensive text surveys designing experiments, conducting research, evaluating results, and presenting findings. With exercises in the text and in a companion lab manual, Empirical Political Analysis gives students applied insights on the scopes and methods of political science research. ALSO AVAILABLE: The Quantitative Analysis Lab Manual includes additional exercises with data sets for a hands-on opportunity to practice the concepts covered in this text. Available at a discount when packaged with this text or available for purchase at MyPearsonStore. SOLUTIONS FOR ALL YOUR COURSES: This and every Longman book is authoritative, current, effective, and supported. Browse our catalog at www.pearsonhighered.com/polisci.

Are Judges Political?

Are Judges Political?

An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Judiciary

  • Author: Cass R. Sunstein,David Schkade,Lisa M. Ellman,Andres Sawicki
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 9780815782353
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 177
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Over the past two decades, the United States has seen an intense debate about the composition of the federal judiciary. Are judges "activists"? Should they stop "legislating from the bench"? Are they abusing their authority? Or are they protecting fundamental rights, in a way that is indispensable in a free society? Are Judges Political? cuts through the noise by looking at what judges actually do. Drawing on a unique data set consisting of thousands of judicial votes, Cass Sunstein and his colleagues analyze the influence of ideology on judicial voting, principally in the courts of appeal. They focus on two questions: Do judges appointed by Republican Presidents vote differently from Democratic appointees in ideologically contested cases? And do judges vote differently depending on the ideological leanings of the other judges hearing the same case? After examining votes on a broad range of issues--including abortion, affirmative action, and capital punishment--the authors do more than just confirm that Democratic and Republican appointees often vote in different ways. They inject precision into an all-too-often impressionistic debate by quantifying this effect and analyzing the conditions under which it holds. This approach sometimes generates surprising results: under certain conditions, for example, Democrat-appointed judges turn out to have more conservative voting patterns than Republican appointees. As a general rule, ideology should not and does not affect legal judgments. Frequently, the law is clear and judges simply implement it, whatever their political commitments. But what happens when the law is unclear? Are Judges Political? addresses this vital question.

Foundations of Empirical Political Analysis

Foundations of Empirical Political Analysis

  • Author: James L. Payne
  • Publisher: Chicago : Markham Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 150
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Empirical Political Analysis: Quantitative Analysis Lab Manual

Empirical Political Analysis: Quantitative Analysis Lab Manual

  • Author: Craig Leonard Brians,Willnat,Jarol B. Manheim,Richard C. Rich
  • Publisher: Longman
  • ISBN: 9780205791255
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 119
  • View: 3612
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The Quantitative Analysis Lab Manual teaches hands-on data analysis in SPSS and Excel as well as enhanced literature searching skills. Carefully selected datasets and tailored exercises illustrate each analytic procedure from difference of means to crosstabs and from regression to recoding. This manual provides essential hands-on explanations and practice with the research techniques that depend most heavily on math and computer software.

Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel

Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel

  • Author: Hagai Boas,Yael Hashiloni-Dolev,Shai Lavi,Nadav Davidovitch,Dani Filc
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107159849
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 312
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A collection of studies in bioethics and society that goes beyond conventional medical ethics and suggests political, socio-legal, and empirical analysis.

Empirical Political Analysis

Empirical Political Analysis

Statistics, Statistics

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467218715
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 90
  • View: 1956
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Empirical Political Analysis. In this book, you will learn topics such as Developing Your Literature Review: What Others Say about Your Topic, Designing Your Research and Choosing Your Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, From Abstract to Concrete: Operationalization and Measurement, and Experimental Research: Attributing Causation through Control plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Political Power and Economic Policy

Political Power and Economic Policy

Theory, Analysis, and Empirical Applications

  • Author: Gordon C. Rausser,Johan Swinnen,Pinhas Zusman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113949984X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 536
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This book analyzes the links between political economics, governance structures and the distribution of political power in economic policy making. The book theoretically explains and empirically quantifies these interactions. The analysis includes both public good policies and redistributive policies. Part I of the book presents the conceptual foundations of political-economic bargaining and interest group analysis. After presenting the underlying theory, Part II of the book examines ideology, prescription and political power coefficients; Part III analyzes a number of specific structures; and Part IV presents a framework for political econometrics with a number of empirical applications and testable hypotheses. In all four parts of the book, four analytical dimensions of public policy are distinguished: governance structures, political economy, mechanism design and incidence.

Empirical Political Analysis, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

Empirical Political Analysis, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1478424761
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 89
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Empirical Political Analysis, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods. In this book, you will learn topics such as Setting the Foundation, Internet Research, From Abstract to Concrete, and Working from a Plan: Considerations in Research Design plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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.

Methods and Models

Methods and Models

A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science

  • Author: Rebecca B. Morton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139427739
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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At present much of political science consists of a large body of formal mathematical work that remains largely unexplored empirically and an expanding use of sophisticated statistical techniques. While there are examples of noteworthy efforts to bridge the gap between these, there is still a need for much more cooperative work between formal theorists and empirical researchers in the discipline. This book explores how empirical analysis has, can, and should be used to evaluate formal models in political science. The book is intended to be a guide for active and future political scientists who are confronting the issues of empirical analysis with formal models in their work and as a basis for a needed dialogue between empirical and formal theoretical researchers in political science. These developments, if combined, are potentially a basis for a new revolution in political science.

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.

Political Analysis Using R

Political Analysis Using R

  • Author: James E. Monogan III
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319234463
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
  • View: 6453
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This book provides a narrative of how R can be useful in the analysis of public administration, public policy, and political science data specifically, in addition to the social sciences more broadly. It can serve as a textbook and reference manual for students and independent researchers who wish to use R for the first time or broaden their skill set with the program. While the book uses data drawn from political science, public administration, and policy analyses, it is written so that students and researchers in other fields should find it accessible and useful as well. By the end of the first seven chapters, an entry-level user should be well acquainted with how to use R as a traditional econometric software program. The remaining four chapters will begin to introduce the user to advanced techniques that R offers but many other programs do not make available such as how to use contributed libraries or write programs in R. The book details how to perform nearly every task routinely associated with statistical modeling: descriptive statistics, basic inferences, estimating common models, and conducting regression diagnostics. For the intermediate or advanced reader, the book aims to open up the wide array of sophisticated methods options that R makes freely available. It illustrates how user-created libraries can be installed and used in real data analysis, focusing on a handful of libraries that have been particularly prominent in political science. The last two chapters illustrate how the user can conduct linear algebra in R and create simple programs. A key point in these chapters will be that such actions are substantially easier in R than in many other programs, so advanced techniques are more accessible in R, which will appeal to scholars and policy researchers who already conduct extensive data analysis. Additionally, the book should draw the attention of students and teachers of quantitative methods in the political disciplines.

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

A Pluralist Perspective

  • Author: Donatella Della Porta,Michael Keating
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139474596
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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A revolutionary textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.

Conducting Empirical Analysis

Conducting Empirical Analysis

Public Opinion in Action

  • Author: Rosalee A. Clawson,Zoe M. Oxley
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1483305155
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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Conducting Empirical Analysis is an ideal way to marry substance with skills, getting students to experience the joy of discovery firsthand. Through straightforward instruction and guided examples, Clawson and Oxley show students how to conduct web-based data analysis using UC Berkeley’s Survey Documentation and Analysis (available online for free) to answer questions about party identification or attitude stability, and to measure racial prejudice and political knowledge. Exercises cover a range of data collection techniques, survey research, and statistical analyses, ramping up from multiple-choice and open-ended questions to mini-research projects. An instructor’s guide with solutions is available for adopters.