Methods for Political Inquiry The Discipline, Philosophy, and Analysis of Politics
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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.
List price: $106.40
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/17/1998
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|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|