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Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
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Research Methods in Politics and International Relations



April 2020 | 316 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is the perfect guide to conducting a research project in Politics and International Relations. From formulating a research question and conducting a literature review to writing up and disseminating your work, this book guides you through the research process from start to finish.

The book:

-        Is focused specifically on research methods in Politics and IR

-        Introduces the central methodological debates in a clear, accessible style

-        Considers the key questions of ethics and research design

-        Covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches

-        Shows you how to choose and implement the right methods in your own project

The book features two example research projects – one from Politics, one from International Relations– that appear periodically throughout the book to show you how real research looks at each stage of the process. Packed full of engaging examples, it provides you with all you need to know to coordinate your own research project in Politics and International Relations.

 
About the Authors
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Getting Started
 
Chapter 2: Methodology and Methods in Politics and International Relations
 
Chapter 3: Research Ethics
 
Chapter 4: Your Research Question
 
Chapter 5: Compiling and Writing a Literature Review
 
Chapter 6: Research Design
 
Chapter 7: Collecting Data for Qualitative Methods
 
Chapter 8: Tools and Strategies for Qualitative Analysis
 
Chapter 9: Collecting and Preparing Data for Quantitative Methods
 
Chapter 10: Tools and Strategies for Quantitative Analysis
 
Chapter 11: Writing Up Your Paper
 
Chapter 12: Looking Forward
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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