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Macmillan Higher Education

Research Methods in Politics

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Palgrave

Pages: 384
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Political Analysis

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17 June 2008

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The second edition of this popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to the main research methods employed in the study of politics and assessment of their strengths and limitations and of ethical issues in...

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The second edition of this popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to the main research methods employed in the study of politics and assessment of their strengths and limitations and of ethical issues in research. It has been revised and updated throughout, and a new chapter considers the relationship between research and policy.

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Introduction: Methods, Methodology and Making Sense of the Study of Politics
The Discipline of Politics
Research Design
Comparative Methods
Surveys and Opinion Polls
Descriptive Statistics
Making Inferences
Documentary and Archival Analysis
The Internet and Political Research
Elite Interviewing
Participant Observation and the Analysis of Communications
Ethics and Political Research
Research and the Policy Process
Conclusion: Challenging the Mainstream and the Qualitative/Quantitative Divide.

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PETER BURNHAM is Professor in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

KARIN GILLAND LUTZ holds a PhD in political science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

WYN GRANT is Professor of Politics, University of Warwick, UK.

ZIG LAYTON-HENRY is Professor of Politics, University of Warwick, UK. 

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PETER BURNHAM is Professor in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

KARIN GILLAND LUTZ holds a PhD in political science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

WYN GRANT is Professor of Politics, University of Warwick, UK.

ZIG LAYTON-HENRY is Professor of Politics, University of Warwick, UK. 

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