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Writing in Political Science

Writing in Political Science

A Brief Guide

  • Author: Danielle LaVaque-Manty,Mika LaVaque-Manty
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190203931
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 224
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Writing in Political Science: A Brief Guide applies the key concepts of rhetoric and composition--audience, purpose, genre, and credibility--to examples based in political science. It is part of a series of brief, discipline-specific writing guides from Oxford University Press designed for today's writing-intensive college courses. The series is edited by Tom Deans (University of Connecticut) and Mya Poe (Northeastern University).

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods

  • Author: Lisa A. Baglione
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 148337615X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.

Student's Guide for Writing in Political Science

Student's Guide for Writing in Political Science

  • Author: Andre Martel
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0886293294
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 45
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This concise methodological guide is geared to undergraduates making the transition between descriptive and analytical work. Many aspects of study and writing are explored: posing a general political problem, active reading, approaches to research, textual analysis, the linking of ideas and data, building an argument, sourcing styles in English and French, publishing outlets and book reviews. An indispensable tool for beginning students and for those revisiting the field.

Expository Writing in Political Science

Expository Writing in Political Science

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Diane E. Schmidt
  • Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 283
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Writing in Political Science

Writing in Political Science

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Diane E. Schmidt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780815369219
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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A complete resource for social science writing, Diane Schmidt's latest edition of Writing in Political Science provides students with state of the art tools for writing and arguing about political events, ideas, policies, passions, and agendas. It offers additional formats and guidelines focusing on the growing use of social media and the need for professional communication in blogs, tweets, forums, media sites, lectures on demand, and postings on websites. The additional content is designed to facilitate the use of technology applications including mobile research (especially smart phone technology) and further integrate the processes for producing collaborative writing projects. A collection of actual student essays shows students how to write their way to a better grade. After reading Writing in Political Science students will know how to: Choose and narrow a research topic Formulate a research agenda Quickly locate reputable information online Execute a study and write about your findings Use the vocabulary of political science discourse Follow the criteria used to evaluate student assignments when writing Apply writing skills to an internship, civic engagement project, or work-study program Manage and preserve achievements for career development New to the Fifth Edition Locating Research Materials et al.--Updated links to all sources, expansion of appropriate sources to include mobile sources available through tweets, blogs, forums, and other informal communication, expansion of tools to include database searching, use of smart phone technology, and evaluation of source reliability to include commercial sources, Wikipedia, media sites, social media, and lectures on demand. Creating Evidence--Evaluating data sources on the web including government databases, evaluating data from nonprofits, and special interest/commercial data, and using collaborative forms of data collection. Manuscript Formatting and Reference Styles--Updated examples of citing internet sites, blogs, forums, lectures on demand, and YouTube. Format/Examples et al.---Updated exam writing treatment to include on-line, e-learning, open-book exams, media applications examples using YouTube and on-line media, restored legal briefs treatment, revised proposal examples, revised PowerPoint instructions to include diversity considerations; expanded formula for standard research papers to include wider disciplinary treatment, expanded communication techniques, format and examples of appropriate posting for social media and organizational websites, expanded internship treatment, inclusion of needs assessment format and examples. Career Development--Restoration of 3rd edition chapter and expansion of professional portfolio building including vitae, resume, cover letters, letters of intent, statement of purpose, and skills/competency discussions.

Thomson Nelson Guide to Research and Writing in Political Science

Thomson Nelson Guide to Research and Writing in Political Science

  • Author: Lucille Charlton,Mark William Charlton
  • Publisher: Thomson Learning
  • ISBN: 9780176406165
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 95
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Writing is an integral skill to the practice and discipline of Political Science. Developed specifically for the Canadian marketplace, the Thomson Nelson Political Science Writer?s Guide provides students with writing instruction specific to the discipline. Full of practical information on how to write various types of political science assignments, from a basic essay to op/ed pieces, significant attention is paid to writing position papers and briefing documents, and creating documents for use within the Parliamentary process. The Thomson Nelson Political Science Writer?s Guide is a practical guide to the research and writing of any type of political science assignment and includes numerous examples upon which students can model their writing. It also enables students to work through all steps of an assignment from research to writing organization and citations. With this guide at the ready, instructors are able to vary their writing assignments without spending extensive in-class time introducing students to different styles of political science writing. Instructors can also assign longer and more complex writing assignments as the students progress through their studies. The Thomson Nelson Political Science Writer?s Guide serves the needs of all levels of Political Science students and is an excellent resource that can be referred to later in their careers in Political Science.

The Craft of Political Research

The Craft of Political Research

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351979426
  • 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.

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.

Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory

Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory

A Critique of Applications in Political Science

  • Author: Donald Green,Ian Shapiro
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300066364
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 239
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A critical evaluation of the use of rational choice theory in political science. In this text, the authors assess this theory where it is believed to be most useful: the study of collective action, the behaviour of political parties, and phenomena such as voting cycles and prisoners' dilemmas.

Research and Writing in International Relations

Research and Writing in International Relations

  • Author: Laura Roselle,Sharon Spray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315508478
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 178
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Research and Writing in International Relations offers the step-by-step guidance and the essential resources needed to compose political science papers that go beyond description and into systematic and sophisticated inquiry. This text focuses on areas where students often need help–finding a topic, developing a question, reviewing the literature, designing research, and last, writing the paper. Including current and detailed coverage on how to start research in the discipline’s major subfields, Research and Writing in International Relations gives students a classroom-tested approach that leads to better research and writing in introductory and advanced courses.

The Political Science Student Writer's Manual

The Political Science Student Writer's Manual

  • Author: Gregory M. Scott,Stephen M. Garrison
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 335
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This comprehensive, practical writer's manual--created specifically for political science students--is designed to help students accomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time.

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: 0801454441
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 144
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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."

Divine Right and Democracy

Divine Right and Democracy

An Anthology of Political Writing in Stuart England

  • Author: David Wootton
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780872206533
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 511
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The seventeenth century was England’s century of revolution, an era in which the nation witnessed protracted civil wars, the execution of a king, and the declaration of a short-lived republic. During this period of revolutionary crisis, political writers of all persuasions hoped to shape the outcome of events by the force of their arguments. To read the major political theorists of Stuart England is to be plunged into a world in which many of our modern conceptions of political rights and social change are first formulated. David Wootton's masterly compilation of speeches, essays, and fiercely polemical pamphlets--organized into chapters focusing on the main debates of the century--represents the first attempt to present in one volume a broad collection of Stuart political thought. In bringing together abstract theorizing and impassioned calls to arms, anonymous tract writers and King James I, Wootton has produced a much-needed collection; in combination with the editor’s thoughtful running commentary and invaluable Introduction, its texts bring to life a crucial period in the formation of our modern liberal and conservative theories.

Research and Writing Guide for Political Science

Research and Writing Guide for Political Science

  • Author: Kristen Williams
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199890545
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 144
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How do we know why the Soviet Union decided to place missiles in Cuba? How do we know why North Korea invaded South Korea? How do we know why the U.S. decided to invade Iraq? We know the answers to these questions because political science scholars did in-depth research and shared their findings. Conducting, presenting, and publishing research are all integral parts of being a political scientist. Students in political science courses are exposed to the research done by scholars. In turn, professors would like their students to become part of this community of scholars and will assign research papers so that students can demonstrate their knowledge of specific topics. An indispensable resource, Research and Writing Guide for Political Science provides a brief primer on the basic skills required for writing an effective research paper. It covers conducting research (finding, evaluating, and using sources); the various parts of a research paper and how they should be organized; writing, rewriting, revising, and editing; and citing the research (footnotes, endnotes, bibliographies, reference lists, and different academic citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago). A conclusion offers a list of additional resources.

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

  • Author: Brooke Ackerly,Jacqui True
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137054425
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while at the same time introducing the range of debates, challenges and tools that feminists use in their research around the world.

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
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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."

Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials

Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials

A Guide to the Essentials

  • Author: Adam Garfinkle,David Brooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131746253X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Writing well, and persuasively, is not only a discipline that can be learned, it is one deeply rooted in the classical arts of rhetoric and polemic. This book introduces the essential skills, rules, and steps for producing effective political prose appropriate to many contexts, from the editorial, the op-ed, and the polemical essay to others both weighty and seemingly slight.

Political Life Writing in the Pacific

Political Life Writing in the Pacific

Reflections on Practice

  • Author: Jack Corbett,Brij V. Lal
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • ISBN: 1925022617
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 167
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This book aims to reflect on the experiential side of writing political lives in the Pacific region. The collection touches on aspects of the life writing art that are particularly pertinent to political figures: public perception and ideology; identifying important political successes and policy initiatives; grappling with issues like corruption and age-old political science questions about leadership and ‘dirty hands’. These are general themes but they take on a particular significance in the Pacific context and so the contributions explore these themes in relation to patterns of colonisation and the memory of independence; issues elliptically captured by terms like ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’; the nature of ‘self’ presented in Pacific life writing; and the tendency for many of these texts to be written by ‘outsiders’, or at least the increasingly contested nature of what that term means.