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The Craft of Political Research

The Craft of Political Research

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315508605
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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The Craft of Political Research immerses readers not only in how political scientists work but also in how ideas produce research questions and guide the selection of research methods. Emphasizing the internal logic of research methods and the collaborative nature of the research process, this slender text explores the design behind interesting questions, problems in measurement and analysis, and key statistical methods. Brief and inexpensive to include in any course, The Craft of Political Research’s elegant explanations inspire a big picture understanding of how political scientists explain political reality and encourage students to create their own inventive, original, and bold research work. Features include: Focuses on the big picture of how good research leads to good theories instead of just what research method to use. Provides concise and accessible coverage of key topics, including the nature of research, research design, sampling, statistical analysis, ethics, and more. Includes detailed examples of classic and contemporary political science research to give students models for their own original research.

The craft of political research

The craft of political research

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780136029489
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 178
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This highly accessible book provides a basic introduction to the nature of research questions and methods of empirical research in political science.It describes the cooperative process, as well as the logic of empirical measurement and analysis of observations, in the conception and pursuit of a research project. Emphasizing the design of interesting research questions and basic problems of measurement and data analysis, the book relies more on intuitive understanding than on formal development. W. Phillips Shively wrote this book in 1970, when he was an assistant professor at Yale University. In teaching a number of sections of Introduction to Research to undergraduates there, he had found that the students benefited from an introduction that emphasized the internal logic of research methods and the collective, cooperative nature of the research process. He could not find a book that presented things in this way at a sufficiently elementary level to be readily accessible by undergraduates. And so he wrote The Craft of Political Research.

Craft of Political Research- (Value Pack W/Mysearchlab)

Craft of Political Research- (Value Pack W/Mysearchlab)

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780205677740
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself—including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography.­ This highly accessible book provides a basic introduction to the nature of research questions and methods of empirical research in political science. It describes the cooperative process, as well as the logic of empirical measurement and analysis of observations, in the conception and pursuit of a research project. Emphasizing the design of interesting research questions and basic problems of measurement and data analysis, the book relies more on intuitive understanding than on formal development. Chapter topics cover political theories and research topics, the importance of dimensional thinking, problems of measurement: accuracy and precision, causal thinking and the design of research, selecting what observations to study, and an introduction to statistics. For individuals interested in political science and research methods.

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
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The Craft of Political Analysis for Diplomats

The Craft of Political Analysis for Diplomats

  • Author: Raymond F. Smith
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1597977292
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 174
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Until the recent unauthorized release of thousands of classified State Department cables, public attention was rarely drawn to the frequently outstanding political analysis done by American diplomats abroad. The existing literature on diplomacy has heretofore been limited to memoirs of former diplomats and analyses of international affairs by diplomats, academics, and think tanks. The Craft of Political Analysis offers a fresh approach, one that provides a context for interpreting this embassy reporting and a guide to understanding the work that went on behind the scenes to produce it. Author Raymond F. Smith combines a practitioner’s personal view of what is required to do good diplomatic political analysis with his understanding of the social conflict and change that informed his work for the State Department. Smith clearly explains everything the Foreign Service candidate or professional, as well as the interested layman, needs to know about crafting political analysis, including how to write for the analyst’s intended audience, how to make best use of the intellectual and analytical tools of the trade, what happens when the analyst’s views differ from government policy, and why political analysis risks becoming irrelevant, even though it is still urgently needed. In addition, The Craft of Political Analysis for Diplomats features two case studies using legally declassified cables not included in the Wikileaks release. The first is built around four highly restricted Embassy Moscow cables on the collapse of the Soviet Union; the second includes two cables on the Arab-Israeli conflict that received the State Department’s highest award for political analysis. Selected for the Diplomats and Diplomacy Series of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) and DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals.

Power and Choice

Power and Choice

An Introduction to Political Science

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • ISBN: 9780073033877
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 406
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Organized topically, this text offers a concise introduction to political science. It uses extended examples of appropriate countries and has a strong underlying theme - the contrasting purpose of political institutions as a means to acquire power versus their use as a means of public choice.

Power & Choice

Power & Choice

An Introduction to Political Science

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • ISBN: 9780072868968
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 444
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Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

  • Author: Stephen Van Evera
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801484575
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 136
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Stephen Van Evera greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history—and for their advisers. •How should we frame, assess, and apply theories in the social sciences? "I am unpersuaded by the view that the prime rules of scientific method should differ between hard science and social science. Science is science." •A section on case studies shows novices the ropes. •Van Evera contends the realm of dissertations is often defined too narrowly “Making and testing theories are not the only games in town. . . . If everyone makes and tests theories but no one ever uses them, then what are they for?" •In "Helpful Hints on Writing a Political Science Ph.D. Dissertation," Van Evera focuses on presentation, and on broader issues of academic strategy and tactics. •Van Evera asks how political scientists should work together as a community. “All institutions and professions that face weak accountability need inner ethical rudders that define their obligations in order to stay on course."

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641054001
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Craft of International History

The Craft of International History

A Guide to Method

  • Author: Marc Trachtenberg
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400827237
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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This is a practical guide to the historical study of international politics. The focus is on the nuts and bolts of historical research--that is, on how to use original sources, analyze and interpret historical works, and actually write a work of history. Two appendixes provide sources sure to be indispensable for anyone doing research in this area. The book does not simply lay down precepts. It presents examples drawn from the author's more than forty years' experience as a working historian. One important chapter, dealing with America's road to war in 1941, shows in unprecedented detail how an interpretation of a major historical issue can be developed. The aim throughout is to throw open the doors of the workshop so that young scholars, both historians and political scientists, can see the sort of thought processes the historian goes through before he or she puts anything on paper. Filled with valuable examples, this is a book anyone serious about conducting historical research will want to have on the bookshelf.

Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science

Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • ISBN: 9780073379036
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
  • View: 1996
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This is a comparative, conceptual introduction to political science, organized topically rather than country-by-country, providing in-depth examples at the end of most chapters to provide greater richness about various countries than a topical treatment would normally provide. The theme of "power and choice," based on a definition of politics as the making of collective choices for a group or state through the use of power, runs through much of the text.

Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics

Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics

  • Author: Gerardo L. Munck,Richard Snyder,Gabriel A. Almond
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801884641
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 773
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In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set of themes—intellectual formation and training; major works and ideas; the craft and tools of research; colleagues, collaborators, and students; and the past and future of comparative politics—these in-depth interviews offer unique and candid reflections that bring the research process to life and shed light on the human dimension of scholarship. Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.

Power and Choice, with PowerWeb

Power and Choice, with PowerWeb

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • ISBN: 9780073278902
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 421
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The extensively revised tenth edition of W. Phillips Shively's Power and Choice: An Introduction to Political Science provides a general, comparative introduction to the major concepts and themes of political science by engaging students with concrete examples of analysis. A hallmark of the book is that it does so without overwhelming readers with excessive detail, allowing them to grasp main ideas more easily.

The Art and Craft of Political Theory

The Art and Craft of Political Theory

  • Author: Leslie Paul Thiele
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429867956
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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The Art and Craft of Political Theory provides a critical overview of the discipline’s core concepts and concerns and highlights its development of critical thinking and practical judgment. The field’s interdisciplinary strengths are deployed to grapple with emerging issues and engage afresh enduring ideals and quandaries. While conventional definitions of key concepts are provided, original and controversial perspectives are also explored, revealing continuity in a tradition of thought while emphasizing its diversity and innovations. The Art and Craft of Political Theory illustrates the analytic and interpretive skills, the moral and philosophic discernment, and the historical knowledge needed to appreciate a tradition of thought, to contest its claims, and to make good use of its insights. Topics include: science, ideology and normative theory biology, culture, human nature, power and violence ancient, modern and postmodern political thought liberty, equality, justice, reason and democracy racial, religious, gender and economic identities liberalism, socialism, capitalism, communism, anarchism, feminism and environmentalism social media, automation, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. This concise, lively and accessibly written book is essential reading for all students of political theory.

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

ein Leitfaden für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

  • Author: Howard Saul Becker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783593367101
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 223
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The Craft of Sociology

The Craft of Sociology

Epistemological Preliminaries

  • Author: Pierre Bourdieu,Jean-Claude Chamboredon,Jean-Claude Passeron
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110119404
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 271
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The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offers to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epistemological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradition that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamental scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to academics and experts of epistemology, but also to advanced students of social science, using for illustration a wide range of texts from the various social sciences as well as from philosophy of science. The book includes an interview with Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by the editor to his sociological methodology.

Was man für Geld nicht kaufen kann

Was man für Geld nicht kaufen kann

Die moralischen Grenzen des Marktes

  • Author: Michael J. Sandel
  • Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
  • ISBN: 3843705097
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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Darf ein Staat Söldner verpflichten, um Kriege zu führen? Ist es moralisch vertretbar, Leute dafür zu bezahlen, dass sie Organe spenden? Dürfen Unternehmen gegen Geld das Recht erwerben, die Luft zu verpesten? Fast alles scheint heute käuflich zu sein. Wollten wir das so? Und was können wir dagegen tun? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele widmet sich Michael J. Sandel dieser wichtigen ethischen Frage. Die Regeln des Marktes haben fast alle Lebensbereiche infiltriert, auch jene, die eigentlich jenseits von Konsum und Mehrwert liegen sollten: Medizin, Erziehung, Politik, Recht und Gesetz, Kunst, Sport, sogar Familie und Partnerschaft. Ohne es zu merken, haben wir uns von einer Marktwirtschaft in eine Marktgesellschaft gewandelt. Ist da nicht etwas grundlegend schief gelaufen? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele wirft Michael Sandel eine der wichtigsten ethischen Fragen unserer Zeit auf: Wie können wir den Markt daran hindern, Felder zu beherrschen, in denen er nichts zu suchen hat? Wo liegen seine moralischen Grenzen? Und wie können wir zivilisatorische Errungenschaften bewahren, für die sich der Markt nicht interessiert und die man für kein Geld der Welt kaufen kann?

Realism

Realism

Restatements and Renewal

  • Author: Benjamin Frankel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135068216
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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Realism has been the subject of critical scrutiny for some time and this examination aims to identify and define its strengths and shortcomings, making a contribution to the study of international relations.

New Directions in Judicial Politics

New Directions in Judicial Politics

  • Author: Kevin T. McGuire
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136650016
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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With its often vague legal concepts and institutions that operate according to unfamiliar procedures, judicial decision-making is, in many respects, a highly enigmatic process. New Directions in Judicial Politics seeks to demystify the courts, offering readers the insights of empirical research to address questions that are of genuine interest to students. In addition to presenting a set of conclusions about the way in which courts operate, this book also models the craft of political research, illustrating how one can account for a variety of factors that might affect the courts and how they operate. The renowned scholars and teachers in this volume invite critical thinking, not only about the substance of law and courts in America, but also about the ways in which we study judicial politics.