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ISBN-10 0205854982ISBN-13 9780205854981
ISBN-10 0205854621ISBN-13 9780205854622
Author(s): W. Phillips Shively
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 192

The Craft of Political Research immerses readers not only in how political scientists work but also in how ideas produce research questions and guide the selection of research methods.

Emphasizing the internal logic of research methods and the collaborative nature of the research process, this slender text explores the design behind interesting questions, problems in measurement and analysis, and key statistical methods. Brief and inexpensive to include in any course, The Craft of Political Research’s elegant explanations inspire a big picture understanding of how political scientists explain political reality and encourage students to create their own inventive, original, and bold research work.