Empirical Political Analysis: Research Methods in Political Science
A perceived scarcity of texts aimed at teaching research methods to graduate and undergraduate students was the inspiration for this textbook. It is intended as an accessible and comprehensive presentation of the topic.
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Preparing to Do Research
Conducting the Search
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