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Empirical political analysis : quantitative and qualitative research methods

Author: Richard C Rich
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Ninth editionView all editions and formats
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Empirical Political Analysis introduces readers to the foundations of social science research. Organized around the stages of the research process, this textbook prepares readers to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, from the formation of theory through the design of research projects, to the collection of data and the analysis of results. It offers a clear and concise presentation of basic concepts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Empirical political analysis.
New York : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017060827
(OCoLC)1022078475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Rich
ISBN: 9781315109664 1315109662
OCLC Number: 1040592659
Notes: Eighth edition published by Routledge 2016"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I Introduction --
chapter 1 Research as a Process / Richard C. Rich --
part II Preparing to Do Research --
chapter 2 Building Theories and Hypotheses / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 3 Developing Your Literature Review / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 4 Designing Your Research and Choosing Your Methods / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 5 From Abstract to Concrete --
Operationalization and Measurement / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 6 Research Design --
Attributing Causation Through Control / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 7 Who, What, Where, When --
The Problem of Sampling / Richard C. Rich --
part III Quantitative Methods --
chapter 8 Survey Research --
Characterizing a Broader Population / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 9 Creating Complex Indicators --
Using Scaling Techniques / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 10 Content Analysis --
Researching Textual Material / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 11 Aggregate Data --
Studying Groups / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 12 Comparative Methods --
Research Across Populations / Richard C. Rich --
part IV Analyzing Quantitative Data --
chapter 13 Coding Data --
Preparing Observations for Analysis / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 14 Tables and Charts --
Visually Describing the Data / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 15 Statistics I --
Summarizing Distributions on One Variable / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 16 Statistics II --
Relationships Between Two Variables / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 17 Statistics III --
Relationships Among Several Variables / Richard C. Rich --
part V Qualitative Methods --
chapter 18 Direct Observation --
Systematically Watching Behavior / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 19 Focus Group Research / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 20 Elite and Specialized Interviewing / Richard C. Rich --
part VI Conclusion --
chapter 21 The Research Report --
Diagramming a Sample Article / Richard C. Rich --
chapter 22 Summary --
Overview of a Research Process / Richard C. Rich.
Responsibility: Richard C. Rich, Craig Leonard Brians, Jarol B. Manheim and Lars Willnat.

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