ISBN-10:
0134227964
ISBN-13:
9780134227962
Pub. Date:
05/05/2015
Publisher:
Pearson
Research and Writing in Comparative Politics Plus NEW MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics -- Access Card Package / Edition 1

Research and Writing in Comparative Politics Plus NEW MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics -- Access Card Package / Edition 1

by Laura Roselle, Sharon Spray

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Boost critical thinking through research and writing
Research and Writing in Comparative Politics introduces students to the language and principles of research as it pertains to the discipline of comparative politics. Walking students through the writing and research process step by step, authors Sharon Spray and Laura Roselle help students become better critical thinkers and by encouraging them to explore not only relationships among variables, but also the strength of those relationships. Designed as a supplement to the different types of comparative politics texts on the market today, this text is a helpful resource for students who are new to research, as well as for more advanced students who want to review the basic concepts of research and writing in the discipline.

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MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText.

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ISBN-13: 9780134227962
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sharon Spray is the current Chair of the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies and she holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Environmental Studies at Elon University. Her major field of research is in the area of environmental politics. She has co-edited a series of books on environmental challenges for Roman and Littlefield Press and is currently researching the affects of globalization on international environmental treaty development. She teaches courses that coincide with her research interests including environmental policy and law, international environmental politics, and resource conflicts. She also teaches courses on the United States Presidency and Congress. Dr. Spray holds a B.A. from the University of Montana, and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Politics from The Claremont Graduate University.

Laura Roselle joined Elon University in 1993 after completing a PhD in Political Science at Stanford University. She was named Elon University Distinguished Scholar in 2009 and was chosen as a Senior Faculty Fellow for 2011-2013. Roselle is the Director of Elon’s Turnage Family Faculty Innovation and Creativity Fund for the Study of Political Communication. She is also a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (2007-). Roselle is the co-editor of the Routledge book series Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics & Society, and she is co-editor of the journal Media, War & Conflict. Her most recent book is Strategic Narratives, Communication Power & the New World Order.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE RESEARCH AND WRITING PROCESS
1. Topic Selection and Question Development
2. Scholarly Literature and the Literature Review
3. Project Definition and Systematic Investigation
4. Writing and Analysis

PART II: RESEARCH STARTING POINTS
5. Starting Points for Research on Africa
6. Starting Points for Research on Asia
7. Starting Points for Research on Europe
8. Starting Points for Research on Latin America
9. Starting Points for Research on Middle East
10. Organizing Sources and Notes
11. Citing Sources
12. Following Style Guidelines

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