The Craft of Political Research (Pearson Classics in Political Science)

3.32 avg rating
( 44 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780205854622: The Craft of Political Research (Pearson Classics in Political Science)

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.

Features include:

  • Focuses on the big picture of how good research leads to good theories instead of just what research method to use.
  • Provides concise and accessible coverage of key topics, including the nature of research, research design, sampling, statistical analysis, ethics, and more.
  • Includes detailed examples of classic and contemporary political science research to give students models for their own original research.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

W. Phillips Shively is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

Review:

The Craft of Political Research is just what one hopes for in an undergraduate methods course. It is more theoretically engaged than most such texts, and the conceptual discussion is non-sectarian. Marx and Duverger make an appearance; so do Mancur Olson and Anthony Downs; so do Philip Converse and Robert Putnam. Students will learn that ideas matter, not the statistical software; and they will see that theoretical narrowness is the antithesis of good science.”–from Christopher H. Achen’s Foreword

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 71.60
US$ 65.59

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

W. Phillips Shively
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9th Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Features include: * Focuses on the big picture of how good research leads to good theories instead of just what research method to use. * Provides concise and accessible coverage of key topics, including the nature of research, research design, sampling, statistical analysis, ethics, and more. * Includes detailed examples of classic and contemporary political science research to give students models for their own original research. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780205854622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

W. Phillips Shively
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0205854621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

W. Phillips Shively
Published by Pearson (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pearson, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0205854621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

W. Phillips Shively
Published by Pearson 2012-02-18 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lost Books
(AUSTIN, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pearson 2012-02-18, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9. 0205854621. Bookseller Inventory # 692191

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

W. Phillips Shively
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9th Revised edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. 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. Features include: * Focuses on the big picture of how good research leads to good theories instead of just what research method to use. * Provides concise and accessible coverage of key topics, including the nature of research, research design, sampling, statistical analysis, ethics, and more. * Includes detailed examples of classic and contemporary political science research to give students models for their own original research. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780205854622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 76.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Shively, W. Phillips
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205854621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 78.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Shively, W. Phillips
Published by Pearson College Div (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pearson College Div, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 9th edition. 192 pages. 8.80x5.90x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0205854621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 102.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

W. Phillips Shively
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TV9780205854622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 110.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Shively, W. Phillips
Published by Pearson (2012)
ISBN 10: 0205854621 ISBN 13: 9780205854622
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pearson, 2012. Book Condition: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780205854622-1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 111.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds