The third edition of Research Methods for Political Science retains its effective approach to helping students learn what to research, why to research and how to research. The text integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in one volume and covers such important topics as research design, specifying research problems, designing questionnaires and writing questions, designing and carrying out qualitative research and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative research data. Heavily illustrated, classroom tested, exceptionally readable and engaging, the text presents statistical methods in a conversational tone to help students surmount "math phobia."
Updates to this new edition include:
Research topics chapters have been upgraded and expanded.
Two mixed methods design chapters have been added.
A new chapter on hermeneutic analysis designs and research with large data sets.
The chapter on multivariate statistics has been expanded, with an expanded discussion on logistic regression.
Tools on how to prepare and present research findings are now featured in the appendix, allowing instructors more flexibility when teaching their courses.
Research Methods for Political Science will give students the confidence and knowledge they need to understand the methods and basics skills for data collection, presentation and analysis.