Halperin, Sandra

Political research : methods and practical skills Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath - 2nd ed. - Oxford : Oxford university press, c2017. - xiii, 469 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Political research --
Forms of knowledge : laws, explanation, and interpretation in the study of the social world --
Objectivity and values --
Asking questions : how to find and formulate research questions --
Finding answers : theories and how to apply them --
Research design --
What is data? --
Experimental research --
Comparative research --
Historical research --
Surveys --
Interviewing and focus groups --
Ethnography and participant observation --
Textual analysis --
Quantitative analysis : description and inference --
Patterns of association : bivariate analysis --
A guide to multivariate analysis.

Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills is the most comprehensive research methods for politics textbook available. Written especially for politics students, its practical and relevant step-by-step approach to the subject equips students with the essential skills they need to successfully conduct independent study and research.



Political science--Research--methodology

320.072 HA PO

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