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Test Bank for Political Science Research Methods (8th Edition) by Janet Buttolph Johnson

By: Janet Buttolph Johnson, H. T. Reynolds, Jason D. Mycoff
ISBN-10: 1506307825
/ ISBN-13: 9781506307824

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Table of contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Research on Inequality
Who Votes; Who Doesn’t?
Politics and the Gender Gap
Repression of Human Rights
A Look into Judicial Decision Making and Its Effects
Influencing Bureaucracies
Effects of Campaign Advertising on Voters
Research on Public Support for US Foreign Involvement
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Notes
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
Notes
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
Notes
Chapter 4: The Building Blocks of Social Scientific Research: Hypotheses, Concepts, and Variables
Proposing Explanations
Formulating Hypotheses
Defining Concepts
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 5: The Building Blocks of Social Scientific Research: Measurement
Devising Measurement Strategies
Examples of Political Measurements: Getting to Operationalization
The Accuracy of Measurements
The Precision of Measurements
Multi-Item Measures
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 6: Research Design: Making Causal Inferences
Verifying Causal Assertions
Other Randomized Experiments
Nonrandomized Designs: Quasi-Experiments
Natural Experiments
Observational Studies
Longitudinal (Time Series) Designs
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 7: Sampling
The Basics of Sampling
Types of Samples
What Can Be Learned from a Sample of a Population
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 8: Making Empirical Observations: Firsthand Observation
Types of Data and Collection Techniques
Firsthand, Direct Observation
Firsthand, Indirect Observation
Ethical Issues in Observation
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 9: Document Analysis: Using the Written Record
Content Analysis
Types of Written Records
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Written Record
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 10: Survey Research and Interviewing
Fundamentals: Ensuring Validity and Reliability
Survey Research
Using Archived Surveys
Interviewing
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 11: Making Sense of Data: First Steps
The Data Matrix
Descriptive Statistics
Graphs for Presentation and Exploration
What’s Next
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 12: Statistical Inference
Two Kinds of Inference
Confidence Intervals and Confidence Levels
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 13: Investigating Relationships between Two Variables
The Basics of Identifying and Measuring Relationships
Table Summaries of Categorical Variable Associations
Measuring Strength of Relationships in Tables
The Relationship between a Categorical and a Quantitative Variable
Regression Analysis
Conclusion
Appendix: Regression Assumptions
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 14: Multivariate Analysis
Holding a Variable Constant
Multivariate Analysis of Categorical Data
Linear Models
Categorical Variables and Linear Models
Logistic Regression
Conclusion
Terms Introduced
Suggested Readings
Notes
Chapter 15: The Research Report: An Annotated Example
Annotated Research Report Example

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