This exciting new text consolidates the how's and why's of researching powerful people.
Written by a leading authority in the field, this book introduces the reader to a significant area of methodology, and provides a research-based contribution to elite and leadership studies. It offers a truly international perspective that will appeal to those studying and working with elites in a variety of contexts.
Useful features include:
- A variety of case studies and examples linked to over 1000 sources and resources
- Extensive use of figures throughout the text to illustrate key points
- Templates and models for planning and presentations
The book promotes a practical future-oriented approach to support and inspire academic, professional and civil society researchers at all levels. It introduces new research frameworks and facilitates critical techniques through Critical Process Analysis.
This is a must-have resource and an excellent new addition to the field of elite and leadership studies.
|Networks and Systems|
|Critical Process Analysis|
|Mapping a case study within a conceptual framework|
|Linking the elements of a research study|
|A basic research design|
|A basic Gantt chart|
|Achieving focus at, or across, specific levels|
|Systematic links from topic to data collection|
|Making distinctions between elite and leadership roles|
|Explaining the focus of a study|
|Standard research frameworks|
|Relating basic questions to frameworks and information sources|
|Comparing journalistic and academic approaches to access|
|Instruments to implement power|
|The structure of a press release|