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Teaches students to effectively evaluate the research of others and learn how to conduct their ownWhen exposing students to political science's most important research methods, comprehensive coverage as well as clear and straightforward language are paramount. In the trusted tradition of previous editions, this new fifth edition covers all of the major research methods of Teaches students to effectively evaluate the research of others and learn how to conduct their ownWhen exposing students to political science's most important research methods, comprehensive coverage as well as clear and straightforward language are paramount. In the trusted tradition of previous editions, this new fifth edition covers all of the major research methods of the discipline and leads students step by step through the logic of research design. The new edition now gives even greater attention to promising new research tools such as online search engines, formal modelling, and logistic regression. New and updated examples from contemporary research problems make the text especially relevant and engaging. practice, a new companion student workbook meaningfully ties exercises and assignments to learning objectives covered in each chapter. presentation better reflects the actual process of developing research problems and implementing research designs;* Expanded discussion of hypothesis formation and the logic of making causal inferences;* Greater attention to creating operational definitions of theoretical concepts and how these definitions affect research design and results;* More extensive coverage of the use of path diagrams to help students clarify their ideas about hypothesized relationships between concepts;* New and updated examples throughout to give students real world problems to work through, such as stronger illustrations of how to extract hypotheses from written material such as magazine and newspaper articles;* Improved guidance on the proper use of aggregate data. Research Methods: Problems and ExercisesJanet Buttolph Johnson H. T. ReynoldsISBN: 1-56802-928-4 or as a package: 1-56802-929-2C100 pages 190 X 140mm Publication: October 2004 The student workbook will contain additional exercises from text chapters and a CD with data sets in SPSS format as well as a simple, convertible text format.


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Teaches students to effectively evaluate the research of others and learn how to conduct their ownWhen exposing students to political science's most important research methods, comprehensive coverage as well as clear and straightforward language are paramount. In the trusted tradition of previous editions, this new fifth edition covers all of the major research methods of Teaches students to effectively evaluate the research of others and learn how to conduct their ownWhen exposing students to political science's most important research methods, comprehensive coverage as well as clear and straightforward language are paramount. In the trusted tradition of previous editions, this new fifth edition covers all of the major research methods of the discipline and leads students step by step through the logic of research design. The new edition now gives even greater attention to promising new research tools such as online search engines, formal modelling, and logistic regression. New and updated examples from contemporary research problems make the text especially relevant and engaging. practice, a new companion student workbook meaningfully ties exercises and assignments to learning objectives covered in each chapter. presentation better reflects the actual process of developing research problems and implementing research designs;* Expanded discussion of hypothesis formation and the logic of making causal inferences;* Greater attention to creating operational definitions of theoretical concepts and how these definitions affect research design and results;* More extensive coverage of the use of path diagrams to help students clarify their ideas about hypothesized relationships between concepts;* New and updated examples throughout to give students real world problems to work through, such as stronger illustrations of how to extract hypotheses from written material such as magazine and newspaper articles;* Improved guidance on the proper use of aggregate data. Research Methods: Problems and ExercisesJanet Buttolph Johnson H. T. ReynoldsISBN: 1-56802-928-4 or as a package: 1-56802-929-2C100 pages 190 X 140mm Publication: October 2004 The student workbook will contain additional exercises from text chapters and a CD with data sets in SPSS format as well as a simple, convertible text format.

30 review for Political Science Research Methods

  1. 5 out of 5

    Briana

    I only needed the first 180 pages of the book, so that's all I read. It's not exactly riveting, but the authors provide a solid overview of basic concepts with helpful examples. The section on Internet searches is obviously dated, but everything else was pretty useful. I only needed the first 180 pages of the book, so that's all I read. It's not exactly riveting, but the authors provide a solid overview of basic concepts with helpful examples. The section on Internet searches is obviously dated, but everything else was pretty useful.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    Truly, 3.5. It was helpful and had good definitions. I liked how they used a series of articles as reference points throughout the book. Read for an Empirical Research Design class in an MPA program.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Zällie

    cannot say I enjoyed that, folks. cannot say it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brett

    Textbook is not as dry as you might guess form the oh-so-exciting title, but nonetheless, it is no easy read. For an undergrad English major like me, a book like this is intimidating as hell, but I found out by the end that there really wasn't much I couldn't understand itn it, despite the Greek letters and equations. It's important to not get frustrated, take it slow and let yourself ask others to help you out when you run into concepts that are not intuitive for you, but the authors do a good Textbook is not as dry as you might guess form the oh-so-exciting title, but nonetheless, it is no easy read. For an undergrad English major like me, a book like this is intimidating as hell, but I found out by the end that there really wasn't much I couldn't understand itn it, despite the Greek letters and equations. It's important to not get frustrated, take it slow and let yourself ask others to help you out when you run into concepts that are not intuitive for you, but the authors do a good job of demystifying some of the more arcane bits. Not recommended for a rollicking good time on a Saturday night, and certainly doesn't qualify as the feel-good book of the year, but it does get the job done for what it sets out to do. One warning: there are many errors in the graphs/illustrations in my copy of this. Hopefully they will be corrected in future editions, but if something doesn't look right to you in a graph, it is probably because it is not right.

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    Andrew

    A page turner

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