Political Science Research Methods
- Janet Buttolph Johnson - University of Delaware, USA
- H. T. Reynolds - University of Delaware, USA
- Jason D. Mycoff - University of Delaware, USA
—Amanda M. Rosen, Webster University
Understand the “how” and the “why” behind research in political science.
Political Science Research Methods helps students to understand the logic behind research design by guiding them through a step-by-step process that explains when and why a researcher would pursue different kinds of methods. The highly anticipated Ninth Edition of this trusted resource provides more international examples, an increased focus on the role ethics play in the research process, increased attention to qualitative research methods, and expanded coverage on the role of the internet in research and analysis.
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Working with Political Science Research Methods, Fifth Edition offers students multiple opportunities 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.
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“I like the focus on empiricism and the attempt to illustrate numerous research puzzles throughout.”
“A great overview of research methods written by and for political scientists.”
“This textbook is an informative and broad first foray into political science research methods that is appropriate for any early undergraduate student.”
“This is a solid text that walks students through the entire process of empirical quantitative research methods in political science without being too math-heavy. Students will be able to read this book and come away with an increased understanding of how we use research methods in political science.”
Language is very simple and a good introductory book for junior class.
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Chapter 7. Qualitative Research: Case Study Designs