Politics & International Relations: Political Research Methods

  • Public Policy Praxis: A Case Approach for Understanding Policy and Analysis book cover

    Public Policy Praxis

    A Case Approach for Understanding Policy and Analysis, 4th Edition

    By Randy S. Clemons, Mark K McBeth

    Public administration and policy analysis education have long emphasized tidiness, stages, and rationality, but practitioners frequently must deal with a world where objectivity is buffeted by, repressed by, and sometimes defeated by value conflict. Politics and policy are "messy" and power…

    Paperback – 2020-02-26 
    Routledge

  • Small Sample Size Solutions (Open Access): A Guide for Applied Researchers and Practitioners book cover

    Small Sample Size Solutions (Open Access)

    A Guide for Applied Researchers and Practitioners, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rens van de Schoot, Milica Miočević

    This unique resource provides guidelines and tools for implementing solutions to issues that arise in small sample research, illustrating statistical methods that allow researchers to apply the optimal statistical model for their research question when the sample is too small. Researchers often…

    Paperback – 2020-02-13 
    Routledge
    European Association of Methodology Series

  • Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: Creativity and Transformation book cover

    Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics

    Creativity and Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shine Choi, Anna Selmeczi, Erzsébet Strausz

    This book develops an approach to both method and the socio-political implications of knowledge production that embraces our embeddedness in the world that we study. It seeks to enact the transformative potentials inherent in this relationship in how it engages readers. It presents a creative…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • War and Religion in the Secular Age: Faith and Interstate Armed Conflict Onset book cover

    War and Religion in the Secular Age

    Faith and Interstate Armed Conflict Onset, 1st Edition

    By Davis Brown

    Is religion a factor in initiating interstate armed conflict, and do different religions have different effects? Breaking new ground in political science, this book explores these questions both qualitatively and quantitively, concluding that the answer is yes. Previous studies have focused on…

    Hardback – 2019-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • A Study of the Principles of Politics: Being an Essay Towards Political Rationalization book cover

    A Study of the Principles of Politics

    Being an Essay Towards Political Rationalization, 1st Edition

    By George E. G. Catlin

    Originally published in 1930, this title brings to its conclusion a work first published, in part, in the earlier volume The Science and Method of Politics. The work was undertaken at first with a view to discovering the forces at work which form the anatomy and determine the physiology of States.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy

  • An Introduction to Statistical Concepts book cover

    An Introduction to Statistical Concepts

    4th Edition

    By Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn, Richard G. Lomax

    The new edition of An Introduction to Statistical Concepts, is designed to help students really understand statistical concepts, the situations in which they can be used, and how to apply them to data. Hahs-Vaughn and Lomax discuss the most popular, along with many of the lesser-known, procedures…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge

  • The Cinematic Political: Film Composition as Political Theory book cover

    The Cinematic Political

    Film Composition as Political Theory, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    In this book, Michael J. Shapiro stages a series of pedagogical encounters between political theory, represented as a compositional challenge, and cinematic texts, emphasizing how to achieve an effective research paper/essay by heeding the compositional strategies of films. The text’s…

    Paperback – 2019-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Applied Regression Analysis: Doing, Interpreting and Reporting book cover

    Applied Regression Analysis

    Doing, Interpreting and Reporting, 1st Edition

    By Christer Thrane

    This book is an introduction to regression analysis, focusing on the practicalities of doing regression analysis on real-life data. Contrary to other textbooks on regression, this book is based on the idea that you do not necessarily need to know much about statistics and mathematics to get a firm…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04 
    Routledge

  • Research and Writing in International Relations book cover

    Research and Writing in International Relations

    3rd Edition

    By Laura Roselle, Sharon Spray, Joel T. Shelton

    Research and Writing in International Relations, Third Edition, offers the step-by-step guidance and the essential resources needed to compose political science papers that go beyond description and into systematic and sophisticated inquiry. This book provides concise, easy-to-use advice to help…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • The Politics and Policies of Big Data: Big Data, Big Brother? book cover

    The Politics and Policies of Big Data

    Big Data, Big Brother?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Ingrid Schneider, Nicola Green

    Big Data, gathered together and re-analysed, can be used to form endless variations of our persons - so-called ‘data doubles’. Whilst never a precise portrayal of who we are, they unarguably contain glimpses of details about us that, when deployed into various routines (such as management, policing…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • Secrecy and Methods in Security Research: A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork book cover

    Secrecy and Methods in Security Research

    A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marieke De Goede, Esmé Bosma, Polly Pallister-Wilkins

    This book analyses the challenges of secrecy in security research, and develops a set of methods to navigate, encircle and work with secrecy. How can researchers navigate secrecy in their fieldwork, when they encounter confidential material, closed-off quarters or bureaucratic rebuffs? This is a…

    Paperback – 2019-08-27
    Routledge

  • The EU, Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Elections: A Performance in Politics book cover

    The EU, Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Elections

    A Performance in Politics, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Charrett

    This book addresses how institutional and diplomatic rituals shaped the European Union’s sanction of Hamas after the latter’s success in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections. Through a lens of performance and performativity it explains how socialisation and the duress of performative rituals…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge
    Interventions

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