Political Science Research Methods

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Understand the “how” and the “why” behind research in political science. Step by step, Political Science Research Methods walks students through the logic of research design, carefully explaining how researchers choose which method to employ. The Eighth Edition of this trusted resource offers a greater emphasis on the ways in which particular methods are used by undergraduates, expanded coverage of the role of the Internet in research and analysis, and more international examples.


We gratefully acknowledge Janet Buttolph Johnson, H. T. Reynolds, and Jason D. Mycoff for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Jason Mycoff for developing the ancillaries on this site.