Empirical political analysis: research methods in political science
The premier political science research methods text has been thoroughly updated to emphasize the role of new technologies' in current research. The revisions enhance the comprehensive introduction to systematic political research that has made this book popular among both students and instructors for more than two decades.
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Quantitative Methods 127
Preparing to Do Research
Techniques of Systematic
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