Titel: Doing Research in Political Science: An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics
Autor/en: Paul Pennings, Hans Keman, Jan Kleinnijenhuis
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Dezember 2005 - gebunden - 336 Seiten
This is an immensely helpful book for students starting their own research... an excellent introduction to the comparative method giving an authoritative overview over the research process
- Klaus Armingeon, University of Bern
Doing Research in Political Science is the book for mastering the comparative method in all the social sciences
- Jan-Erik Lane, University of Geneva
This book has established itself as a concise and well-readable text on comparative methods and statistics in political science I...strongly recommend it.
- Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps-University Marburg
This thoroughly revised edition of the popular textbook offers an accessible but comprehensive introduction to comparative research methods and statistics for students of political science. Clearly organized around three parts, the text introduces the main theories and methodologies used in the discipline.
Part 1 frames the comparative approach within the methodological framework of the political and social sciences.
Part 2 introduces basic descriptive and inferential statistical methods as well as more advanced multivariate methods used in quantitative political analysis.
Part 3 applies the methods and techniques of Parts 1 & 2 to research questions drawn from contemporary themes and issues in political science.
Incorporating practice exercises, ideas for further reading and summary questions throughout, Doing Research in Political Science provides an invaluable step-by-step guide for students and researchers in political science, comparative politics and empirical political analysis.
PART ONE: COMPARATIVE METHODOLOGY - Hans Keman
Comparative Methodology and Statistics in Political Science
The Comparative Approach
Theory and Method
Meaning and Use of the Comparative Method
PART TWO: STATISTICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE - Jan Kleinnijenhuis
Concepts, Cases, Data and Measurement
Explorative and Descriptive Statistics
Multivariate Analysis and Causal Inference
PART THREE: DOING POLITICAL RESEARCH - Paul Pennings
How Problems Arise
How Decisions Are Made
How Problems Are Solved
Paul Pennings is Associate Professor of Political Science at the VU University Amsterdam. His research and teaching interests are in the fields of Comparative (European) Politics and Comparative Methods and Statistics. He has publised widely in peer-reviewed academic journals in political science, such as Acta Politica, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Party Politics, Political Studies and Sociological Methods and Research. His recent publications include Doing Research in Political Science. An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics (with Hans Keman and Jan Kleinnijenhuis), London: Sage (2nd edition, 2006) and (with Christine Arnold) Is Constitutional Politics like Politics 'At Home'? The Case of the EU Constitution, Political Studies 56 (4): 789-806, which was a finalist for the Harrison Prize for the best article published in Political Studies in 2008.