Introduction to Political Science Research Methods: An Open Education Resource Textbook
Published: Jun 5, 2020
Contributor: Josue Franco
License: CC BY NC SA 4.0 license – Allows revisions and additions but forbids commercial use.
Introduction to Political Science Research Methods, 1st edition, is an Open Education Resource Textbook that surveys the research methods employed in political science. The textbook includes chapters that cover: history and development of the empirical study of politics; the scientific method; theories, hypotheses, variables, and units; conceptualization, operationalization and measurement of political concepts; elements of research design including the logic of sampling; qualitative and quantitative research methods and means of analysis; and research ethics.