Research and Writing in International Relations

ISBN-10: 032127766X
ISBN-13: 9780321277664
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $24.40
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 9/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

This brief, supplementary text sets out the basics of research and writing in International Relations as a sub-field of political science-question selection, literature review, methodology, information gathering, and composing-at the introductory level. nbsp; nbsp;

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
Peer-Reviewed Books
Edited Books
Electronic Sources
Scholarly Journals
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
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 Independent 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
The Research Design (Methodology)
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 Military Force
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
Foreign Policy
Individual Characteristics
State-Level Analyses
Bureaucratic Politics
Public Opinion
Interest Groups
General Data Sources for Choosing Cases and Gathering Evidence
International Cooperation and International Law
Issue Areas
Environmental Treaties
Human Rights
War Crimes
Actors
Joining International Governmental Organizations
States as UN Members
General Data Sources for Choosing Cases and Gathering Evidence
International Political Economy, Globalization, and Development
IPE and the Role of International Actors
Multinational Corporations
The World Trade Organization
The Role of People in Globalization and Development
National Identity
Gender
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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