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Political science research methods in action

Bruter, Michael and Lodge, Martin, eds. (2013) Political science research methods in action. Research methods series . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230367753

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Abstract

What are the common challenges that researchers face when designing and performing research? What are the choices and trade-offs that social scientists encounter when seeking to implement a fascinating idea? This volume brings together world-leading scholars from a range of political research methodologies and sub-areas in order to show how they have dealt with these challenges during the research process. Looking at every stage of the research process, Political Science Research Methods in Action showcases common problems that affect diverse research approaches and shows how they were encountered and resolved. Aiming to help researchers – whether new or experienced – to take control of their research, this volume brings the research process to life and shows how actual research is 'done' within the frameworks of core methodological principles that guide research design.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.palgrave.com/home/index.asp
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 10:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38649/

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