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Research methods in politics : a practical guide

Author: Roger Pierce
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introduction to research methods in political science includes a number of features to enhance learning: chapter objectives, regular summaries, questions for discussion, a glossary, and tasks and assignments. Additional material for teachers and students is available on a companion website.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pierce, Roger.
Research methods in politics.
Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage, 2008
(DLC) 2007934984
(OCoLC)173719690
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Pierce
ISBN: 1283288761 9781283288767
OCLC Number: 648382161
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 339 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Power in Research, Ethics, Data Protection and Bias --
Philosophy and Principles of Research --
Qualitative Versus Quantitative Methods: A Relevant Argument? --
Collecting Data Sets: Case Studies, Experimental, Comparative, Longitudinal and Action Research Methods --
Critically Evaluating Published Research --
Evaluating Information: Validity, Reliability, Accuracy, Triangulation --
Completing a Literature Review: Accessing Published ([beta]) Information --
Asking Questions: Effective Elite Interviews, Other Interviews, Vignettes, Projective Questions, and Focus Groups --
Questionnaire Surveys --
Observation --
Analysing Research Data: The Process --
Calculating and Interpreting Descriptive Statistics --
Using and Understanding Inferential Statistics --
Testing for Association --
Applying Factor Analysis and Other Advanced Techniques --
Analysing Qualitative Information: Classifying, Coding and Interpreting Information --
Using Content Analysis --
Understanding and Adopting Discourse and Narrative Analysis --
Writing-up.
Responsibility: Roger Pierce.

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