Politics & International Relations: Political Research Methods

  • Understanding Peace Research: Methods and Challenges book cover

    Understanding Peace Research

    Methods and Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kristine Hoglund, Magnus Oberg

    This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of different methods and sources of information-gathering for peace and conflict students and researchers, as well as the challenges presented by such work. Research on conflict-ridden societies carries special challenges for the collection and…

    Paperback – 2011-02-18

  • Method in Social Science: Revised 2nd Edition book cover

    Method in Social Science

    Revised 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Andrew Sayer

    In its second edition, Method in Social Science was widely praised for its penetrating analysis of central questions in social science discourse. This revised edition comes with a new preface and a full bibliography. The book is intended for students and researchers familiar with social science but…

    Hardback – 2010-11-23

  • Ethnography in Social Science Practice book cover

    Ethnography in Social Science Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Scott-Jones, Sal Watt

    Ethnography in Social Science Practice explores ethnography’s increasing use across the social sciences, beyond its traditional bases in social anthropology and sociology. It explores the disciplinary roots of ethnographic research within social anthropology, and contextualizes it within both field…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25

  • Surviving Field Research: Working in Violent and Difficult Situations book cover

    Surviving Field Research

    Working in Violent and Difficult Situations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram, John C. King, Julie A. Mertus, Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman

    In recent decades there has been increasing attention to mass atrocities such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other gross human rights violations. At the same time, there has been a vast increase in the number of academics and researchers seeking to analyze the causes of, and…

    Paperback – 2009-05-28

  • Global Gender Research: Transnational Perspectives book cover

    Global Gender Research

    Transnational Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Bose, Minjeong Kim

    Readers of Global Gender Research will learn to compare and contrast feminist concerns globally, gain familiarity with the breadth of gender research, and understand the national contexts that produced it. This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist…

    Paperback – 2009-02-02
    Perspectives on Gender

  • Concepts and Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori book cover

    Concepts and Method in Social Science

    The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Collier, John Gerring

    Careful work with concepts is a cornerstone of good social science methodology. Concepts and Method in Social Science demonstrates the crucial role of concepts, providing a timely contribution that draws both on the classic work of Giovanni Sartori and the writing of a younger generation of…

    Paperback – 2008-12-15

  • Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers: Principles and Practice book cover

    Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers

    Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Roger Tarling

    This book explains the principles and theory of statistical modelling in an intelligible way for the non-mathematical social scientist looking to apply statistical modelling techniques in research. The book also serves as an introduction for those wishing to develop more detailed knowledge and…

    Paperback – 2008-09-12
    Social Research Today

  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences: Coding, Mapping, and Modeling book cover

    GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences

    Coding, Mapping, and Modeling, 1st Edition

    By Robert Nash Parker, Emily K. Asencio

    This is the first book to provide sociologists, criminologists, political scientists, and other social scientists with the methodological logic and techniques for doing spatial analysis in their chosen fields of inquiry.  The book contains a wealth of examples as to why…

    Paperback – 2008-07-10
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Politics on the Internet: A Student Guide book cover

    Politics on the Internet

    A Student Guide, 1st Edition

    By Steve Buckler, David Dolowitz

    The Internet is revolutionizing the way we live and interact with the world and is also changing the way we study. When it comes to politics we are faced with an immense volume of information which is often overwhelming, but properly harnessed can be inspiring and enlightening. This indispensable…

    Paperback – 2005-10-20

  • Practical Social Investigation: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Research book cover

    Practical Social Investigation

    Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Research, 1st Edition

    By Richard Lampard, Christopher Pole

    Practical Social Investigation provides, within a single text, an introduction to a wide range of both long-standing and newer social research methods. Its balanced and integrated coverage of qualitative and quantitative approaches demonstrates that they can be complementary. While research…

    Paperback – 2001-08-21

  • Political Research: An Introduction book cover

    Political Research

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Harrison, Nicholas Startin

    Political Research: An Introduction has been designed to provide an excellent starting point for those new to the area of Research Methods. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and sets out the key issues involved in doing research in Politics. It guides students through a complex and often…

    Paperback – 2001-06-14

  • A Political Theory Primer book cover

    A Political Theory Primer

    1st Edition

    By Peter C. Ordeshook

    First published in 1992, A Political Theory Primer is designed as an introductory course for students in the application of game theory to modeling political processes. Examining those very phenomena that power political machineries--elections, legislative and committee processes, and international…

    Paperback – 1992-05-14

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