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Working with Political Science Research Methods

Working with Political Science Research Methods
Problems and Exercises

Fifth Edition

160 pages | CQ Press
Practice makes perfect. This new, Fifth Edition of Working with Political Science Research Methods continues to support student learning by offering the perfect opportunity to practice each of the methods presented in the core text. Designed to be paired with the  Political Science Research Methods 9th edition chapter-for-chapter, the workbook breaks out each aspect of the research process into manageable parts and features new exercises and updated data sets. More than half of the book's exercises are new or updated and feature more international examples, greater focus on qualitative research methods, and directly correlates with the text's more condensed layout. A solutions manual with answers to the workbook is available to adopters.

Chapter 1: Practice Makes Perfect
Chapter 2: The Empirical Approach to Political Science
Chapter 3: Beginning the Research Process: Identifying a Research Topic, Developing Research Questions, and Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 4: The Building Blocks of Social Scientific Research: Hypotheses, Concepts, Variables and Measurements
Chapter 5: Sampling
Chapter 6: Research Design: Establish Causation: Making Causal Inferences
Chapter 7: Qualitative Research: Case Study Design
Chapter 8: Making Empirical Observations: Firsthand Observations
Chapter 9: Quantitative Research Designs
Chapter 10: Quantitative Methods
Chapter 11: Making Sense of Data: First Steps
Chapter 12: Testing Relationships
Chapter 13: Analyzing Relationships for Categorical Data
Chapter 14: Regression

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ISBN: 9781544331447