Research and Writing in International Relations

ISBN-10: 020506065X

ISBN-13: 9780205060658

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

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Research and Writing in International Relationsoffers 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 helpfinding 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.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Brief Contents
Preface
The Research and Writing Process
Topic Selection and Question Development
Choosing a Topic
Writing an Initial Subtopic Question
Defining Variables
Researching Your Dependent Variable Beyond the Textbook
Frequently Asked Questions
Exercises for Chapter 1
Scholarly Literature and the Literature Review
Getting Started on Your Literature Review
Scholarly Journals
Peer-Reviewed Books
Edited Books
Electronic Sources
How to Search the Literature
Finding Scholarly Journal Articles
Searching for Scholarly Books
Using a Review of the Literature to Shape Your Project
How to Read a Scholarly Journal Articles
Frequently Asked Questions
Exercises for Chapter 2
Project Definition and Systematic Investigation
Project Frameworks
Choosing Independent Variables and Hypotheses
Choosing Cases for Research
Defining and Operationalizing Your Variables
Collecting Evidence
Frequently Asked Questions
Exercises for Chapter 3
Analysis and Writing
An Overview of the Writing Process
Writing Each Section of Your Research Paper
The Abstract
The Introduction
The Literature Review
Organization of the Literature Review
Content of the Literature Review
The Research Design (Methodology)
Discussion of Cases
Discussing Hypotheses
Discussing Measurement and Sources of Data or Information
The Case Presentation, Analysis, and Discussion of Findings
Analyzing Data
Discussing Hypotheses
The Conclusion
The Bibliography or Reference List
Frequently Asked Questions
Exercises for Chapter 4
Project Resources
International Conflict and National Security
Types of Conflict
Levels of Violence
Types of Intervention
Actors and Interstate Conflict
Conflict Resolution
Terrorism
General Data Sources for Choosing Cases and Gathering Evidence
U.S. Foreign Policy
Individual Characteristics
State-Level Analyses
Bureaucratic Politics
Public Opinion
Interest Groups
Terrorism
General Data Sources for Choosing Cases and Gathering Evidence
International Political Economy
IPE and the Role of International Actors
Multinational Corporations
The World Trade Organization
Political Leaders
The Role of People in Development
Gender
Corruption
General Data Sources for Choosing Cases and Gathering Evidence
International Organization and Law
Issue Areas
Environmental Treaties
Human Rights
War Crimes
Actors
Joining International Governmental Organizations
States as UN Members
International Courts as an International Actor
General Data Sources for Choosing Cases and Gathering Evidence
Globalization/Global Issues
Resources on Globalization
Movement of Information: International Communication and Media
Internet policies
Transnational Advocacy
Movement of People
Migration
Health
Effects of Globalization
National Identity
Culture-UNESCO Sites
General Data Sources for Choosing Cases and Gathering Evidence
Writing Resources
Organizing Sources and Notes
Using Note Cards
Using a Written or Electronic Journal
Using Software
More Suggestions for Keeping Track of Resources
Keeping Track of Print Resources
Keeping Track of Web Resources
Citing Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
General Rules for What to Cite
Turabian Style
The Basic Citation for a Book
Using Parenthetical Citations
Using Footnotes
Hard Cases
Component Parts
Secondary Sources of Quotations
APA Style
Citations for Online Sources
Remember the Basics
Following Style Guidelines
Academic Writing
Gender-Neutral Terminology
General Rules on Capitalization for Leaders' Titles
Parties, the Constitution, and Treaties
Proper Nouns and Adjectives
Titles of Newspapers
Foreign Words
Recommended Writing and Style Manuals
References
Index
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