In this Fourth Edition of Working with Political Science Research Methods, students are given the perfect opportunity to practice the methods presented in Political Science Research Methods, Eighth Edition. With new exercises and data sets, this edition of this helpful supplement pairs with the text chapter for chapter, and breaks each aspect of the research process into manageable parts.
A solutions manual with answers to the workbook is available to adopters.
Introduction: Practice Makes Perfect
The Empirical Approach to Political Science
Beginning the Research Process: Identifying a Research Topic, Developing Research Questions, and Reviewing the Literature
The Building Blocks of Social Scientific Research: Hypotheses, Concepts, and Variables
The Building Blocks of Social Scientific Research: Measurement
Research Design: Making Causal Inferences
Making Empirical Observations: Firsthand Observation
Document Analysis: Using the Written Record
Survey Research and Interviewing
Making Sense of Data: First Steps
Investigating Relationships between Two Variables