Key Research Concepts in Politics and International Relationsby Lisa Harrison and Jamie Munn SAGE Publications Ltd
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- Ebk 176 pages
- AU$51.95 NZ$52.17
This text can be utilised by students and tutors of Politics and International Relations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It provides explanations of concepts in political research methods as well as, uniquely, explaining how research methods are used in International Relations and providing alternative research concepts and strategies where necessary.
Rather than being written in the more common chapter format of 'how to do', this text will focus on around 50 core concepts. Each concept will incorporate a simple definition, focused explanation, identify key debates and areas of research, and cross-reference to other related concepts. This format allows students and researchers alike to utilise the text either as a companion to specific modules, or on a 'dip into' basis.
- Provides an overview of the place of each concept in Politics and International Relations under the headings: meaning, origins and current usage.
- Concepts are grouped into sections corresponding to the main themes usually covered in teaching.
- Relevant concepts in the book are emboldened and linked by listing at the end of each concept
- Guidance is provided to further reading on each of the concepts discussed.
Action research Autobiography/Biography Research Behaviourialism Case Studies Causality and Correlations Comparative Method Concepts Content Analysis Deduction/Induction Discourse Analysis Documentary Analysis Ecological Fallacy Empirical Analysis Epistemology Ethics Ethnography and Ethnomethodology Evidence Based Policy Feminism/Methodologies Focus Groups Hypothesis Testing and Inference Interviewing Levels of Measurement Methods Methodology Narratives Observation Official Data Ontology Paradigm Positivism Post-Postivism Presenting Quantitative Analysis Primary Sources Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods Rational Choice Theory Realism Reliability Sampling Secondary Analysis Survey Design Theory Triangulation Validity Variables