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The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

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  • Date Published: July 2018
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  • isbn: 9781316642672

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  • The third edition of the best-selling The Fundamentals of Political Science Research provides an introduction to the scientific study of politics. It offers the basic tools necessary for readers to become both critical consumers and beginning producers of scientific research on politics. The authors present an integrated approach to research design and empirical analyses whereby researchers can develop and test causal theories. They use examples from political science research that students will find interesting and inspiring, and that will help them understand key concepts. The book makes technical material accessible to students who might otherwise be intimidated by mathematical examples. This revised third edition features new 'Your Turn' boxes meant to engage students. The edition also has new sections added throughout the book to enhance the content's clarity and breadth of coverage.

    • Uses examples from political science research that students will find interesting and engaging
    • Makes technical material accessible to students who might otherwise be intimidated by mathematical concepts
    • Includes new pedagogical feature, 'Your Turn' boxes, meant to engage students and make them apply the chapter lessons to a new situation
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316642672
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 177 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 34 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the third edition
    Acknowledgements to the third edition
    Acknowledgements to the second edition
    Acknowledgements to the first edition
    1. The scientific study of politics
    2. The art of theory building
    3. Evaluating causal relationships
    4. Research design
    5. Measuring concepts of interest
    6. Getting to know your data
    7. Probability and statistical inference
    8. Bivariate hypothesis testing
    9. Two-variable regression models
    10. Multiple regression: the basics
    11. Multiple regression model specification
    12. Limited dependent variables and time-series data
    Appendix A. Critical values of chi-square
    Appendix B. Critical values of t
    Appendix C. The  link function for binomial logit models
    Appendix D. The  link function for binomial probit models
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Paul M. Kellstedt, Texas A & M University
    Paul M. Kellstedt is Professor of Political Science at Texas A & M University. He is the author of The Mass Media and the Dynamics of Racial Attitudes (Cambridge, 2003), winner of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government's 2004 Goldsmith Book Prize. In addition, he has published numerous articles in a variety of leading journals. He is the recently named editor-in-chief of Political Science Research and Methods, the flagship journal of the European Political Science Association.

    Guy D. Whitten, Texas A & M University
    Guy D. Whitten is Professor of Political Science, as well as the Director of the European Union Center, at Texas A & M University. He has published a variety of articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. He is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies and Political Science Research and Methods.

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