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Test Bank For Political Science Research Methods 9th Edition By Johnson

Test Bank For Political Science Research Methods 9th Edition By Janet Buttolph Johnson, H. T. Reynolds, Jason D. Mycoff, ISBN: 9781544331430, ISBN: 9781544331577

“This is a solid text that walks students through the entire process of empirical, quantitative research methods in political science without being too math-heavy.  Students will be able to read this book and come away with an increased understanding of how we use research methods in political science.”
—Amanda M. Rosen, Webster University  

Understand the “how” and the “why” behind research in political science.  

Political Science Research Methods helps students to understand the logic behind research design by guiding them through a step-by-step process that explains when and why a researcher would pursue different kinds of methods. The highly anticipated Ninth Edition of this trusted resource provides more international examples, an increased focus on the role ethics play in the research process, increased attention to qualitative research methods, and expanded coverage on the role of the internet in research and analysis.

Table Of Content

Tables, Figures, and Features
Preface
About the Authors
Chapter 1 • Introduction

Research on Income Inequality

Politics and the Gender Gap

The Case of Italian (Non) Tax Compliance

Protests and Repression in New Democracies

The Observer Effect in International Politics: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Chapter 2 • The Empirical Approach to Political Science

Elements of Empiricism

The Importance of Theory

A Brief Overview of the Empirical Research Process

Reactions to the Empirical Approach: Practical Objections

Competing Points of View

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 3 • Beginning the Research Process: Identifying a Research Topic, Developing Research Questions, and Reviewing the Literature

Specifying the Research Question

Sources of Ideas for Research Topics

Why Conduct a Literature Review?

Collecting Sources for a Literature Review

Writing a Literature Review

Anatomy of a Literature Review

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 4 • The Building Blocks of Social Scientific Research: Hypotheses, Concepts, Variables, and Measurement

Proposing Explanations

Formulating Hypotheses

Defining Concepts

Devising Measurement Strategies

The Accuracy of Measurements

The Precision of Measurements

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 5 • Sampling

The Basics of Sampling

How Do We Use a Sample to Learn About a Population?

Sampling Methods

Types of Samples

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 6 • Research Design: Establishing Causation

Verifying Causal Assertions

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods and Analysis: Causes-of-Effects and Effects-of-Causes Approaches

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 7 • Qualitative Research: Case Study Designs

Case Study Methods

Case Study Types

Using Cases to Explore Causal Mechanisms: Process Tracing

Generalizing from Cases Studies

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 8 • Making Empirical Observations: Qualitative Analysis

Types of Data and Collection Techniques

Data Collection in Qualitative Research

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 9 • Quantitative Research Designs

Randomized Experimental Designs

Natural Experiments

Nonrandomized Designs: Quasi-Experiments

Observational Studies

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 10 • Quantitative Methods

The Wide Variety of Quantitative Projects

Sources of Data for Quantitative Studies

Data Management

Ethical Concerns with Quantitative Methods

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 11 • Making Sense of Data: First Steps

The Data Matrix

Descriptive Statistics

Graphs for Presentation and Exploration

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 12 • Testing Relationships

The Normal Distribution and z Scores

Confidence Intervals

Hypothesis Testing

Testing a Relationship with Two Samples

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 13 • Analyzing Relationships for Categorical Data

The Basics of Identifying and Measuring Relationships

Table Summaries of Categorical Variable Associations

Measuring Strength of Relationships in Tables

Measures of Association: Statistics for Reporting the Strength of Relationships in Tables

Chi Square Test for Independence

Multivariate Analysis of Categorical Data

Analysis of Variance: Analyzing the Difference between Means for More Than Two Means

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 14 • Regression

Logic of Regression

Minimizing the Sum of the Squared Error

The Linear Regression Model

Maximum Likelihood Models for Dichotomous Dependent Variables

Conclusion

Terms Introduced

Suggested Readings

Chapter 15 • The Research Report: An Annotated Example
Annotated Research Report Example
Appendixes

Appendix A: Normal Curve Tail Probabilities

Appendix B: Critical Values from t Distribution

Appendix C: Chi-Squared Distribution Values for Various Right-Tail Probabilities

Appendix D: F Distribution

Glossary
Index