Research Methods in Politics
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Description: Research Methods in Politics is an accessible and student-friendly guide to the use of qualitative and quantitative methods in researching politics. This clearly written book is ideal for use on introductory methods courses and its helpful structure also makes it a useful guide for readers who are doing their own research project. Roger Pierce covers every angle in his overview of contemporary approaches to political research: Part I: Introduction gives a solid overview of the philosophy and principles of research. Part II: Methodologies presents qualitative and quantitative research methods, introduces research design and offers a critical review of selected methods. Part III: Collecting Information concentrates on methods of gathering information, such as interviews and focus groups, and discusses issues associated with ensuring quality of information. Part IV: Analyzing and Interpreting the Information deals with selecting and employing appropriate methods for analyzing and interpreting data, and covers the process of communicating research. Methods for analyzing both quantitative and qualitative information are covered, including factor analysis and discourse analysis. The inclusion of chapter objectives, regular summaries, questions for discussion, and tasks and assignments, makes this the must-have text for anyone studying research methods as part of an undergraduate or graduate politics course.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $71.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Power in Research, Ethics, Data Protection and Bias|
|The Philosophy and Principles of Research|
|Qualitative versus Quantitative Methods|
|A Relevant Argument?|
|Collecting Data Sets|
|Case Studies, Experimental, Comparative, Longitudinal and Action Research Models|
|Critically Evaluating Published Research|
|Validity, Reliability, Accuracy, Triangulation|
|Completing a Literature Review|
|Accessing Published Information|
|Effective Elite Interviews, Vignettes, Projective Questions and Focus Groups|
|Analyzing Research Data|
|Calculating and Interpretating Descriptive Statistics|
|Using and Understanding Inferential Statistics|
|Testing for Association|
|Applying Factor Analysis and Other Advanced Techniques|
|Analyzing Qualitative Information|
|Classifying, Coding and Interpreting Information|
|Using Content Analysis|
|Understanding and Adopting Discourse and Narrative Analysis|