Empirical political analysis: quantitative and qualitative research methods
Pearson/Longman, 2008 - Political Science - 445 pages
This comprehensive research methods text introduces students, both concretely and theoretically, to a wide variety of techniques, applications, and concerns that are important to political science research. Organized around the various stages of the research process, and balancing the competing demands placed on an introductory text, each chapter of the book is planned around a series of substantive questions and enhanced with a series of research exercises that give students practical insights into the important issues raised.
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Preparing to Do Research
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