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Political Research

Political Research

An Introduction

  • Author: Lisa Harrison,Nicholas Startin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134589220
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 198
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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.

The Political Research Experience: Readings and Analysis

The Political Research Experience: Readings and Analysis

Readings and Analysis

  • Author: Marcus E. Ethridge
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131745541X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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Organized to complement an introductory course in political science research methods, this work aims to help students understand research as it is actually practiced. Each chapter opens with an explanation of basic concepts and methods of political research.

Political Research

Political Research

Methods and Practical Skills

  • Author: Sandra Halperin,Oliver Heath
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198702744
  • Category:
  • Page: 460
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Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills is the most comprehensive political research methods textbook available. Written especially for politics students, it provides a practical and relevant approach to the subject that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed toevaluate research findings and successfully carry out independent study and research. Taking a helpful step-by-step approach, the authors guide the reader through the process of asking and answering research questions and the different methods used in political research, providing practical advice on how to be critical and rigorous in both evaluating and conducting research. With an emphasis throughout on how research can impact important political questions and policy issues, Halperin and Heath equip readers with the skills to formulate significant questions and develop meaningful and persuasive answers. An Online Resource Centre accompanies this text, and includes a range of resources for both students and lecturers. For students: * Learn from real examples of actual research to see what research proposals and literature reviews look like in practice* Take your learning further with relevant web links to reliable online content related to each chapter. For registered lecturers: * Access additional case studies, complete with accompanying questions, for use in class or to assign as additional reading* Reinforce key themes from each chapter with suggested seminar questions and activities

The Craft of Political Research

The Craft of Political Research

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351979418
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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The Craft of Political Research is a non-technical introduction to research design and analysis in political science, emphasizing the choices we make when we design a research project and analyze its results. The book’s approach centers on asking an interesting research question, and then designing inquiry into the question so as to eliminate as many alternative explanations as possible. How do we develop theory, and what constitutes a good research question? How do we develop measures and gather evidence to answer a question? How do we analyze our findings? Students will be introduced to such topics as multidimensional concepts, levels of measurement, validity, reliability, random and non-random measurement error, sampling, case selection, causality, experimental and quasi-experimental design, statistical inference, and regression and correlation analysis. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding the "back story" of analysis — why do we measure in a particular way, why do we choose one design as against another, why do we conduct our analysis as we do. Emphasizing the internal logic of research methods and the collaborative nature of the research process, the greatest strength of the book is its clarity and the large range of political science examples it provides. It works at a conceptual level, seeking an understanding of the principles that underlie techniques and the reasons that we choose them. New to this edition: Updated and international examples from the US, UK, Latin America and China amongst others, and international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. New section, "Reading Political Science" reviews sources of published political research, with some broad principles for how to find good sources, and advises students on what to look for in reading a research report New section, "Gathering Accurate Information" reviews published sources of data, such as UNESCO, and offers advice about how to use such sources. It advises students on how to gather data in personal interviews and it acquaints them with publicly available data sets for secondary analysis. Online material featuring revised learning objectives for each chapter, and a new section offering projects and questions for each chapter.

Essentials Of Political Research

Essentials Of Political Research

  • Author: Alan Monroe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 042998037X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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Political research

Political research

a methodological sampler

  • Author: Betty H. Zisk,Steven Rood
  • Publisher: D C Heath & Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 338
  • View: 363
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Political research: design, measurement, and analysis

Political research: design, measurement, and analysis

  • Author: David C. Leege,Wayne L. Francis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 417
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Usable Theory

Usable Theory

Analytic Tools for Social and Political Research

  • Author: Dietrich Rueschemeyer
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691129584
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 338
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The project of twentieth-century sociology and political science--to create predictive scientific theory--resulted in few full-scale theories that can be taken off the shelf and successfully applied to empirical puzzles. Yet focused "theory frames" that formulate problems and point to relevant causal factors and conditions have produced vibrant, insightful, and analytically oriented empirical research. While theory frames alone cannot offer explanation or prediction, they guide empirical theory formation and give direction to inferences from empirical evidence. They are also responsible for much of the progress in the social sciences. In Usable Theory, distinguished sociologist Dietrich Rueschemeyer shows graduate students and researchers how to construct theory frames and use them to develop valid empirical hypotheses in the course of empirical social and political research. Combining new ideas as well as analytic tools derived from classic and recent theoretical traditions, the book enlarges the rationalist model of action by focusing on knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions, and it discusses larger social formations that shape elementary forms of action. Throughout, Usable Theory seeks to mobilize the implicit theoretical social knowledge used in everyday life. Offers tools for theory building in social and political research Complements the rationalist model of action with discussions of knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions Relates theoretical ideas to problems of methodology Situates elementary forms of action in relation to larger formations Combines new ideas with themes from classic and more recent theories

Japan Political Research

Japan Political Research

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Japan
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Using the Internet for Political Research

Using the Internet for Political Research

Practical Tips and Hints

  • Author: Heather Dawson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 178063059X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 188
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This book is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. The growth of the Internet means that an increasing amount of political information is becoming available on the web; however, it can often be difficult for users to locate high quality resources. This book shows the reader how to develop effective Internet searching strategies and indicates what is available online. It covers some of the key political science areas, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, showing how to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. The book covers political research mainly in the UK, and the USA. Provides a subject specific approach to Internet research Includes chapters on key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents Contains case studies of typical searches

European Journal of Political Research

European Journal of Political Research

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: N.A
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Political research methods

Political research methods

foundations and techniques

  • Author: Barbara Leigh Smith
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 332
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Political Research Studies

Political Research Studies

  • Author: Joseph A. Schlesinger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Governors
  • Page: 103
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A Theory and Procedure of Scale Analysis

A Theory and Procedure of Scale Analysis

With Applications in Political Research

  • Author: R. J. Mokken
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110813203
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 364
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e-Study Guide for: Craft of Political Research, The by W. Phillips Shively, ISBN 9780205791200

e-Study Guide for: Craft of Political Research, The by W. Phillips Shively, ISBN 9780205791200

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  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 146724516X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 9
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Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Political Science Research in Practice

Political Science Research in Practice

  • Author: Akan Malici,Elizabeth Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415887720
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 214
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Nothing rings truer to those teaching political science research methods: students hate taking this course. Tackle the challenge and turn the standard research methods teaching model on its head with Political Science Research in Practice. Akan Malici and Elizabeth Smith engage students first with pressing political questions and then demonstrate how a researcher has gone about answering them, walking through real political science research that contributors have conducted. Through the exemplary use of survey research, experiments, field research, case studies, content analysis, interviews, document analysis, statistical research, and formal modeling, each chapter introduces students to a method of empirical inquiry through a specific topic that will spark their interest and curiosity. Each chapter shows the process of developing a research question, how and why a particular method was used, and the rewards and challenges discovered along the way. Students can better appreciate why we need a science of politics—why methods matter—with these first-hand, issue-based discussions. The following features make this an ideal teaching tool: An introductory chapter that succinctly introduces key terms in research methodology Key terms bolded throughout and defined in a glossary Broad coverage of the most important methods used in political science research and the major subfields of the discipline A companion website designed to foster online active learning An instructor's manual and testbank to help incorporate this innovative text into your syllabus and assessment.

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

  • Author: Paul M. Kellstedt,Guy D. Whitten
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052187517X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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This textbook introduces the scientific study of politics, supplying students with the basic tools to be critical consumers and producers of scholarly research.

Research Methods in Politics

Research Methods in Politics

  • Author: Peter Burnham,Karin Gilland Lutz,Wyn Grant,Zig Layton-Henry
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230365566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5904
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The second edition of this popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to the main research methods employed in the study of politics and assessment of their strengths and limitations and of ethical issues in research. It has been revised and updated throughout, and a new chapter considers the relationship between research and policy.

Political Research, Organization and Design

Political Research, Organization and Design

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  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: N.A
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Political Women and American Democracy

Political Women and American Democracy

  • Author: Christina Wolbrecht,Karen Beckwith,Lisa Baldez
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139471007
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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What do we know about women, politics, and democracy in the United States? The last thirty years have witnessed a remarkable increase in women's participation in American politics and an explosion of research on female political actors, and the transformations effected by them, during the same period. Political Women and American Democracy provides a critical synthesis of scholarly research by leading experts in the field. The collected essays examine women as citizens, voters, participants, movement activists, partisans, candidates, and legislators. The authors provide frameworks for understanding and organizing existing scholarship; focus on theoretical, methodological, and empirical debates; and map out productive directions for future research. Political Women and American Democracy is an invaluable resource for scholars and students studying and conducting women and politics research.