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Books on Research Methodology
Research Methods in Politics by
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Packed with features to promote learning this text is ideal for use on an introductory methods course or for readers carrying out their own research project. It presents: - an overview of the philosophy and principles of research - qualitative and quantitative research methods and research design - a critical review of selected methods - methods of gathering information, such as interviews and focus groups, and discusses issues associated with ensuring quality of information - appropriate methods for analysing and interpreting data, and covers the process of communicating research. The inclusion of chapter objectives, regular summaries, questions for discussion and tasks and assignments, makes this the must-have text for researching politics.
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Sage Research Methods Core Collection
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Websites and other materials for Research Methodology
Political Science Research Methods 8th ed. website
Study materials for the book. Chapter summaries provide a good overview of /refresher for each topic. Also includes interactive quizzes, flashcards for all key terms, annotated web links for further exploration.
Research Methods Knowledge Base
web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper.
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