Doing Research in Political Science
An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics
- Paul Pennings - Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Hans Keman - Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Jan Kleinnijenhuis - Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 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.
A very nice introduction to research design and methods in political science.
the closely linked discussion of substantive problems in comparative politics and statistical methods is the main reason for assing this text as essential reading