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Empirical Political Analysis : Research Methods in Political Science

Empirical Political Analysis : Research Methods in Political Science - 5th edition

Empirical Political Analysis : Research Methods in Political Science - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780321086143

ISBN10: 0321086147

Empirical Political Analysis : Research Methods in Political Science by Jarol Manheim, Richard C. Rich and Lars Willat - ISBN 9780321086143
Edition: 5TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
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Empirical Political Analysis : Research Methods in Political Science by Jarol Manheim, Richard C. Rich and Lars Willat - ISBN 9780321086143

ISBN13: 9780321086143

ISBN10: 0321086147


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Summary

Manheim, Jarol B.; Rich, Richard C.; Lars Willnat, Empirical Political Analysis: Research Methods in Political Science, 5th Edition. This well-established research methods book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the new technologies involved in research, as well as the emerging interest in systematic qualitative techniques. Comprehensive discussion of the research process that includes an abundance of examples drawn from political science to make concepts clear to readers. In-depth examination of major issues that integrates theory, hypotheses, data definition and gathering, and data analysis. For those interested in political science.

Author Bio

Manheim, Jarol B. : The George Washington University

Rich, Richard C. : Virginia Tech

Willnat, Lars : The George Washington University

Table of Contents

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 Considerations in Empirical Research.

Glossary.