Political Analysis: Technique and Practice

Overview

This text gives students the skills necessary for analyzing important political issues logically and systematically. Louise White guides students through the entire research design process step-by-step, from formulating sound questions and devising strategies for answering them to analyzing and presenting the results. Exercises throughout let students apply and practice these skills using examples based on real world data and current political events.
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Overview

This text gives students the skills necessary for analyzing important political issues logically and systematically. Louise White guides students through the entire research design process step-by-step, from formulating sound questions and devising strategies for answering them to analyzing and presenting the results. Exercises throughout let students apply and practice these skills using examples based on real world data and current political events.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155071742
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition number: 4

Table of Contents


PART I: ASKING EMPIRICAL QUESTIONS
1.Politics, Analysis, And Research
2.Developing Research Questions
3.Measuring Concepts and Variables.
PART II: DESIGNING RESEARCH TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS
4.Alternative Research Designs
5.Types of Relationships: Associations and Causality
6.Exploring Relationships: Building Theories and Causal Models.
PART III: FINDING INFORMATION TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS
7.Collecting Data: Surveys and Questionnaires
8.Collecting Data: Qualitative Data and Field Research
9.Collecting Data: Working with Secondary Sources.
PART IV: ANALYZING DATA TO ANSWER OUR RESEARCH QUESTIONS
10.Describing and Analyzing Variables
11.Measures of Relationships
12.Determining the Significance of Our Results
13.Presenting and Analyzing Tabular and Graphic Data
14.Designing and Writing a Research Paper.
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