Methods for Political Inquiry The Discipline, Philosophy, and Analysis of Politics

ISBN-10: 0136755623

ISBN-13: 9780136755623

Edition: 1999

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Description: Developed for courses in Research Methods and/or Introduction to Political Science, this reader presents a readily accessible, systematic approach to politics and its principles, around which political inquiry should be organized. Readers are exposed to materials on the fundamental assumptions of political inquiry in addition to the specific devices necessary for gathering and collecting data. Methods for Political Inquiry represents the only text currently available that incorporates both normative and empirical theory building, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods, to emphasize why researchers might use one technique over another.

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List price: $106.40
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

The Discipline of Political Science
Where We Stand Today: The State of Modern Political Science
What Is Politics?
The State in Political Study: How We Become What We Study
Feminist Challenges to Political Science
The Philosophical Debate: Theories and Paradigms
Normative versus Empirical Theory and Method
Actual Constitutions and Their Varieties
Of the Three Kinds of Government: Democracy, Aristocracy, Monarchy
Philosophy after Its Completion
A Role for History and Progress through Revolutions
Scientific Principles in Political Study: Some Enduring Situations
The Analysis of Politics
Starting from Scratch: The Research Process
There's Method to this Madness: The Fundamentals of Applied Social Statistics
How to Statisticulate,and How to Talk Back to a Statistic
Surfing Bytes: Utilizing the Internet and Your Computer for Social Science Research
Formal Models in Political Science
Additional Articles Illustrating the Political Research Process
Resources for Research
Putting It All Together: The Research Paper
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