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Comprehensive in its approach and filled with practical examples, Research Methods in International Relations is certain to prove a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate research methods classes. In particular, the author deserves great credit for the clarity of his explanations and the neutrality with which he addresses key methodological debates.
A concise introduction to research methods in international relations, one that is particularly suitable for undergraduate students or beginner researchers... The accessible style allows the author to provide practical assistance to students dealing with common hurdles, such as writing good literature reviews and embarking on field research.
Research Methods in International Relations offers a practical guide for writing original research papers and dissertations. It leads the way throughout the research process from research problems to writing up a study. Particularly inspiring are hints on how to select appropriate methodological and theoretical approaches to solve research problems effectively. Noteworthy, the book shows how to deal with the up-to-date processes relevant to contemporary international relations.
For years I have struggled to find a source that would be capable of explaining key methodological aspects for International Relations students but at the same time will not be complicated and boring. My previous experiences have led me to one problem - students will still be confused about methodology even having read those sources.
A useful overview for students without much experience of research to learn what is involved and relevant examples.
Easy to use and understand, guides fresh researchers through all the stages of their work, refers to all three "schools of methods - qualitative, quantitative and mixed"
This is a very handy book for students and particularly researchers of International relations and politics. It gives a better picture of using methods in international relations
Useful for the end papers that need to be written.
Great introduction to key questions of research design in IR research
A concise and well-written book for students and researchers in various spheres of IR and Global Politics.
An excellent intro into the logic of IR research. Clear, accessible and comprehensive.
The book provides a brought and concise introduction to the different methodological approaches to study world politics. Very helpful book for students that start to work on their (BA) thesis.
This book is an essential reading for those who are doing research in IR. This is a difficult field for students and no clear, understandable text book exists. They are generally for more difficult to understand for a student who is beginning to research. One of the important merits of the book is that it provides examples for researchers on how to do what at which state. Therefore I am assigning this book as essential reading for those who are starting to do research in our area.
A very good, student-friendly introduction to IR methods, a kind of book which has been missing on the market.