Political science research in practice

Level E A320.072 /736546 Available
Full title: Political science research in practice / Akan Malici and Elizabeth S. Smith.
Main author: Malici, Akan, 1974-
Other authors: Smith, Elizabeth S.
Format: Book           

Table of Contents:
  • Why do we need a science of politics?
  • How do we get a science of politics?
  • Case study and comparative method: why do states join institutions?
  • Field research: Zhuang ethnic identity and the Chinese state
  • Interviews: what are the pathways to human rights activism?
  • Statistical research: to naturalize or not to naturalize?
  • Survey research: religions and electoral behavior in the United States, 1936-2008
  • Secondary data analysis: a program evaluation of school vouchers in Milwaukee
  • Content analysis: local media and Congress
  • Experimental research: if Bill Clinton were a woman
  • Formal modeling: cultural icons of U.S. foreign policy
  • Normative and ethical considerations of political science research.