ISBN-10:
0321086147
ISBN-13:
9780321086143
Pub. Date:
06/28/2001
Publisher:
Pearson
Empirical Political Analysis: Research Methods in Political Science / Edition 5

Empirical Political Analysis: Research Methods in Political Science / Edition 5

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ISBN-13: 9780321086143
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. The Research Process.

I. PREPARING TO DO RESEARCH.

2. Theory Building: Concepts & Hypotheses in Political Research.

3. Setting the Foundation: Techniques of Systematic Bibliographic Research.

4. From Abstract to Concrete: Operationalization & Measurement.

5. Working from a Plan: Considerations in Research Design.

6. Who, What, Where: The Problem of Sampling.

II. DATA-GATHERING TECHNIQUES.

7. Survey Research.

8. Scaling Techniques.

9. Content Analysis.

10. Sources and Applications of Aggregate Data.

11. Crossing Borders: The Practice of Comparative Research.

III. QUANTITATIVE DATA.

12. Data Preparation and Data Processing.

13. Describing the Data: The Construction of Tables, Charts, & Diagrams.

14. Statistics I: Summarizing Distribution on One Variable.

15. Statistics II: Examining Relationships between Two Variables.

16. Statistics III: Examining Relationships among Several Variables.

17. Mathematical Modeling.

IV. QUALITATIVE METHODS.

18. Elite and Specialized Interviewing.

19. Direct Observation.

20. Focus Group Methodologies.

V. CONCLUSION.

21. Writing (or Reading) the Research Report.

22. Overview.

Appendix A: Statistical Tables.

Appendix B: Ethical Considerationsin Empirical Research.

Glossary.

Course Codes

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