Political Science Research Methods

Author: Janet Buttolph Johnson,Richard Joslyn

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: 452

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This concise introduction to political science tools covers the research process and scholars use of 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.

Political Science Research in Practice

Author: Akan Malici,Elizabeth S. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351401890

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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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 S. Smith engage students first with pressing political questions and then demonstrate how a researcher has gone about answering them, walking them through real political science research that contributors have conducted. Through the exemplary use of a comparative case study, field research, interviews, textual and interpretive research, statistical research, survey research, public policy and program evaluation, content analysis, and field experiments, 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 second edition now includes: Two completely new chapters on field experiments and a chapter on the textual/interpretative method. New topics, ranging from the Arab Spring to political torture to politically sensitive research in China to social networking and voter turnout. Revised and updated "Exercises and Discussion Questions" sections. Revised and updated "Interested to Know More" and "Recommended Resources" sections.

Research Methods for Political Science

Author: David E. McNabb

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765628805

Category: Political science

Page: 571

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This comprehensive text is designed to help political science students learn what to research, why to research, and how to research. It integrates both the quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, including the most detailed coverage of qualitative methods currently available. The book provides specific instructions in the use of available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS. It covers such important topics as research design, specifying research problems, designing questionnaires and writing questions, designing and carrying out qualitative research, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative research data. Copiously illustrated and thoroughly classroom tested, the book presents statistical methods in a conversational tone to help students surmount "math phobia."

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 in political science

an introduction using MicroCase

Author: Michael Corbett,Michael K. Le Roy

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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This text/software package walks students through the entire research process, giving them hands-on experience in research methods. Each chapter begins with an explanation of methodologies used in political science, followed by a worksheet section where students apply what they have learned.

Research Methods in Political Science

Author: Michael K. Le Roy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133309305

Category: Education

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.

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.

Empirical Political Analysis

Research Methods in Political Science

Author: Jarol B. Manheim

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780321298607

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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The premier political science research methods text has been thoroughly updated to emphasize the role of new technologiesrs" in current research. The revisions enhance the comprehensive introduction to systematic political research that has made this book popular among both students and instructors for more than two decades.

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.

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?

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

The Challenge of Inference

Author: Maryann Barakso,Daniel M. Sabet,Brian Schaffner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136622381

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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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.

Research Methods in Political Science: An Introduction

Author: Michael Le Roy,Michael Corbett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495502839

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Use award-winning software to analyze and critically evaluate real data with the seventh 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 14 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.

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

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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.

Operations Research Methods

As Applied to Political Science and the Legal Process

Author: Stuart S. Nagel,Marian Neef

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 76

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Discusses basic concepts and methods associated with the application of operations research toward arriving at an optimum mix, level, or choice.