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Published: 17 April 2020

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780198820628

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Political Research

Methods and Practical Skills

Third Edition

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

  • Discusses step-by-step how to conduct research to support students through the entire research process
  • Broad coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods makes it relevant to any research project
  • Discussion of key debates of theory, methodology, and the philosophy of social science to broaden students' knowledge of research methods
  • Includes a range of learning features such as chapter summaries and test questions to re-inforce students' understanding of research methods
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Updated and additional 'real world' examples, such as who voted for Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the impact of anti-terrorism policy on citizenship, show you how methods are used in practice
  • New 'Research in Action' boxes provide summaries of published research, to help put your research project into practical context
  • Reflects current developments in the field, including the importance of ethics, changes in digital research and internet ethnography, and analysis of the 'digital divide'