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Political Science Research Methods

Political Science Research Methods

  • Author: Janet Buttolph Johnson,H. T. Reynolds,Jason D. Mycoff
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506307841
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 656
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Understand the “how” and the “why” behind research in political science. Step by step, Political Science Research Methods walks students through the logic of research design, carefully explaining how researchers choose which method to employ. The Eighth Edition of this trusted resource offers a greater emphasis on the ways in which particular methods are used by undergraduates, expanded coverage of the role of the Internet in research and analysis, and more international examples. Practice makes perfect. In the new fourth edition of the accompanying workbook, Working with Political Science Research Methods, students are given the perfect opportunity to practice each of the methods presented in the core text. This helpful supplement breaks each aspect of the research process into manageable parts and features new exercises and updated data sets. A solutions manual with answers to the workbook is available to adopters.

Working With Political Science Research Methods: Problems and Exercises, 2nd Edition

Working With Political Science Research Methods: Problems and Exercises, 2nd Edition

  • Author: H T Reynolds,Janet Buttolph Johnson
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 9780872894945
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Does the "science" part of political science cause your students to break out in a cold sweat? This companion workbook gives students the perfect opportunity to practice each of the methods presented in the text. To maximize their ability to master each technique, the workbook is organized to parallel the text chapter for chapter, breaking out each aspect of the research process into manageable parts, and comes with updated data sets and primary documents. Given invaluable feedback from adopters, this second edition workbook has been restructured so that exercises more consistently increase in complexity and degree of difficulty, and fuller, more explicit directions accompany problems. A solutions manual with answers to the workbook and useful tips for instructors is available to adopters. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Working with Political Science Research Methods

Working with Political Science Research Methods

Problems and Exercises

  • Author: Jason D. Mycoff
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 150630673X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 168
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Practice makes perfect. This new, fourth edition of Working with Political Science Research Methods continues to support student learning by offering the perfect opportunity to practice each of the methods presented in the core text. Designed to be paired with the text chapter for chapter, the workbook breaks out each aspect of the research process into manageable parts and features new exercises and updated data sets. More than half of the book's exercises are new or updated, and feature more international examples than ever before. A solutions manual with answers to the workbook is available to adopters.

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.

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

The Challenge of Inference

  • Author: Maryann Barakso,Brian Schaffner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781138170612
  • Category:
  • Page: 250
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This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research--the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors introduce the reader to what it means to make an inference and the different challenges that social scientists face when confronting this task. Only with this ultimate goal in mind will students be able to ask appropriate questions, conduct fruitful literature reviews, select and execute the proper research design, and critically evaluate the work of others. The authors' primary goal is to teach students to critically evaluate their own research designs and others' and analyze the extent to which they overcome the classic challenges to making inference: internal and external validity concerns, omitted variable bias, endogeneity, measurement, sampling, and case selection errors, and poor research questions or theory. As such, students will not only be better able to conduct political science research, but they will also be more savvy consumers of the constant flow of causal assertions that they confront in scholarship, in the media, and in conversations with others. Three themes run through Barakso, Sabet, and Schaffner's text: minimizing classic research problems to making valid inferences, effective presentation of research results, and the nonlinear nature of the research process. Throughout their academic years and later in their professional careers, students will need to effectively convey various bits of information. Presentation skills gleaned from this text will benefit students for a lifetime, whether they continue in academia or in a professional career. Several distinctive features make this book noteworthy: A common set of examples threaded throughout the text give students a common ground across chapters and expose them to a broad range of subfields in the discipline. Box features throughout the book illustrate the nonlinear, "non-textbook" reality of research, demonstrate the often false inferences and poor social science in the way the popular press covers politics, and encourage students to think about ethical issues at various stages of the research process.

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.

Foundation of Political Science

Foundation of Political Science

Research, Methods, and Scope

  • Author: Donald M. Freeman
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 882
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Political Science Research Methods in Action

Political Science Research Methods in Action

  • Author: M. Bruter,M. Lodge
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137318260
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 261
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Through accounts from innovative research projects by world-leading political scientists, this volume offers a unique perspective on research methodology. It discusses the practical and intellectual dilemmas researchers face throughout the research process in a wide range of fields from implicit attitude testing to media analysis and interviews.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

  • Author: Hans Keman,Jaap J. Woldendorp
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784710822
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 576
  • View: 2881
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This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research methods and applications currently in use in political science. It combines theory and methodology (qualitative and quantitative), and offers insights into the major approaches and their roots in the philosophy of scientific knowledge. Including a comprehensive discussion of the relevance of a host of digital data sources, plus the dos and don’ts of data collection in general, the book also explains how to use diverse research tools and highlights when and how to apply these techniques.

Research Methods in Political Science

Research Methods in Political Science

  • Author: Michael K. Le Roy
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285226046
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Use award-winning software to analyze and critically evaluate real data with the Eighth Edition of RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION USING MICROCASE EXPLORIT. This workbook includes a Windows version of MicroCase ExplorIt, a user-friendly program that makes it easy for students to manipulate and learn from actual data without getting bogged down in complicated statistical software. Over two dozen research-quality data files are included in this package, along with 13 exercise worksheets (one per chapter), that let students see the real impact of the concepts they study. The students are then walked through the entire research process, giving them hands-on experience in research methods. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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
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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.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

  • Author: David E McNabb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131746091X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 536
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Designed for both students and practitioners, the new edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised. It incorporates the latest thinking in public administration and nonprofit management. The book integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, and also provides specific instruction in the use of commonly available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS. The book is exceptionally well illustrated, with plentiful exhibits, tables, figures, and exercises.

Political Research

Political Research

Methods and Practical Skills

  • Author: Sandra Halperin,Oliver Heath
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198702744
  • Category:
  • Page: 460
  • View: 8423
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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 Fundamentals of Political Science Research

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

  • Author: Paul M. Kellstedt,Guy D. Whitten
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107245273
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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The Fundamentals of Political Science Research provides an introduction to the scientific study of politics. It offers the basic tools necessary for readers to become both critical consumers and beginning producers of scientific research on politics. Professors Kellstedt and Whitten present an integrated approach to research design and empirical analyses in which researchers can develop and test causal theories. The authors use examples from political science research that students will find interesting and inspiring, and that will help them understand key concepts. The book makes technical material accessible to students who might otherwise be intimidated by mathematical examples. This revised second edition refines discussions from the first edition, with a new chapter on how to write an original research project. The second edition also contains an additional forty exercises and adds definitions for terms discussed in each chapter.

Political Science Research Methods

Political Science Research Methods

Exploring America at a Crossroads

  • Author: Cal Clark
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9814460451
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 364
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The principal goal of this textbook is to provide clear and elementary descriptions of the major statistical techniques used in political and social science research. The book is built on two basic assumptions. First, that it is possible to explain social science statistics in a simple and straightforward manner so that students with a minimal background in math can understand even fairly advanced techniques, such as multiple and logistic regression. Second, that undergraduate and even graduate students have less trouble in understanding specific techniques than in interpreting what statistical results mean substantively. Consequently, the book stresses the interpretation of research findings. In essence, the book argues that political science research is like piecing a jigsaw puzzle together. Pieces of information — statistical and non-statistical — must be assembled and interpreted both logically and creatively. The text is organized in a unique manner, using the various techniques being discussed to analyze the current state of the United States as it seemingly stands at a crossroads in both its political orientations and socioeconomic nature. To make the statistical interpretation more meaningful and easier to understand, the results throughout the book are integrated by their focus upon two central questions related to the theme of America at a Crossroads: Are Americans conservative or liberal in their political beliefs? How do economic and social outcomes in America compare to those in other developed democracies?

Thinking Like a Political Scientist

Thinking Like a Political Scientist

A Practical Guide to Research Methods

  • Author: Christopher Howard
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022632754X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 239
  • View: 304
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There are a plethora of books that aim to teach the research methods needed for political science. Thinking Like a Political Scientist stands out from them in its conviction that students are better served by learning a handful of core lessons well rather than trying to memorize hundreds of often statistical definitions. Short and concise, the book has two main parts, Asking Good Questions and Generating Good Answers. In the first section, one chapter each is devoted to the three fundamental questions in political science: who cares?, what happened?, and why?. These take up, among many other topics, crafting a literature review, creating hypotheses, measuring concepts, and the difference between correlation and causation. The second section of the book has chapters about choosing a research design, choosing cases, working with written documents, and working with numbers. All of these are essential skills for undergraduates to have when reading published work and conducting their own research. Every chapter ends with several exercises where students can read examples from published work and develop their own skills as researchers. Finally, unlike most research methods books, Christopher Howard s sprinkles humor and surprising analogies throughout."

Research Methods in Political Science

Research Methods in Political Science

An Introduction Using MicroCase

  • Author: Michael Corbett
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780534549237
  • Category: MicroCase
  • Page: 280
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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.

Working with Political Science Research Methods

Working with Political Science Research Methods

Problems and Exercises

  • Author: Jason D. Mycoff
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483339599
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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Practice makes perfect. The new third edition of Working with Political Science Research Methods continues to support student learning by offering the perfect opportunity to practice each of the methods presented in the core text. Designed to be paired with the text chapter for chapter, the workbook breaks out each aspect of the research process into manageable parts and features new exercises and updated data sets.

Experimental Political Science

Experimental Political Science

Principles and Practices

  • Author: Bernhard Kittel,Wolfgang J. Luhan,Rebecca B. Morton
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230300855
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 280
  • View: 8668
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Experimental political science is a rapidly expanding field. This book provides an in-depth discussion of the core challenges in experimental research, written by experienced experimentalists. The common theme running through and linking the chapters is the application of experimental research in the twin fields of voting behaviour and political institutions. Topics covered include the implications of design choices on theory testing capacities and pre-implementation examination of political mechanisms, laboratory and survey experiments, the application of triangulation designs using different experimental methods, potentials of data analysis using both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as inferences with respect to constructs, constituencies, and causal claims, in particular in the context of repeated play. The main emphasis of this book is on the implementation of principles in experimental political science and the reflection of actual practices.