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Working with Political Science Research Methods
Problems and Exercises

Fourth Edition


168 pages | CQ Press
In this Fourth Edition of Working with Political Science Research Methodsstudents 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
 
Sampling
 
Making Empirical Observations: Firsthand Observation
 
Document Analysis: Using the Written Record
 
Survey Research and Interviewing
 
Making Sense of Data: First Steps
 
Statistical Inference
 
Investigating Relationships between Two Variables
 
Multivariate Analysis

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Jason D. Mycoff

Jason Mycoff is associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware. His research is on American political institutions, in particular the US Congress, congressional committees, and parties. More About Author

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