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1. Political Research

1. Political Research  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850738
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198702740
This text provides readers with the analytic skills and resources they need to evaluate research findings in political research, as well as the practical skills for conducting their own ... More
1. Political Research

1. Political Research  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
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9780191860379
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10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198820628
This text provides readers with the analytic skills and resources they need to evaluate research findings in political research, as well as the practical skills for conducting their own ... More
4. Asking QuestionsHow to Find and Formulate Research Questions

4. Asking Questions: How to Find and Formulate Research Questions  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0004
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9780198702740
This chapter deals with the first step of the research process: the formulation of a well-crafted research question. It explains why political research should begin with a research question ... More
4. Asking Questions: How to Find and Formulate Research Questions

4. Asking Questions: How to Find and Formulate Research Questions  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
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10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820628
This chapter deals with the first step of the research process: the formulation of a well-crafted research question. It explains why political research should begin with a research question ... More
10. Historical Research

10. Historical Research  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0010
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9780198702740
This chapter focuses on the distinctions between historical research and social scientific research, and how these are being challenged by scholars in pursuit of a genuinely ‘historical ... More
10. Historical Research

10. Historical Research  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0010
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chapter
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9780198820628
This chapter focuses on the distinctions between historical research and social scientific research, and how these are being challenged by scholars in pursuit of a genuinely ‘historical ... More
11. Surveys

11. Surveys  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0011
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9780198702740
This chapter discusses the principles of survey research as well as the issues and problems associated with different stages of the research design process. In particular, it examines ... More
11. Surveys

11. Surveys  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0011
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820628
This chapter discusses the principles of survey research as well as the issues and problems associated with different stages of the research design process. In particular, it examines ... More
3. Objectivity and Values

3. Objectivity and Values  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0003
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9780198702740
This chapter focuses on a key debate in the philosophy of social science: whether it is possible to separate facts and values in social science research. It first considers normative and ... More
3. Objectivity and Values

3. Objectivity and Values  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820628
This chapter focuses on a key debate in the philosophy of social science: whether it is possible to separate facts and values in social science research. It first considers normative and ... More
Political ResearchMethods and Practical Skills

Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850738
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198702740
Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills provides a practical and relevant guide to their to this area of studies. It equips readers with the knowledge and skills ... More
12. Interviewing and Focus Groups

12. Interviewing and Focus Groups  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850738
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0012
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9780198702740
This chapter considers different types and forms of interviewing, including focus groups, and how they should be conducted. Interviews are a popular method of data collection in political ... More
12. Interviewing and Focus Groups

12. Interviewing and Focus Groups  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0012
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820628
This chapter considers different types and forms of interviewing, including focus groups, and how they should be conducted. Interviews are a popular method of data collection in political ... More
Political ResearchMethods and Practical Skills

Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198820628
Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills provides a practical and relevant guide to the research process for students. It equips readers with the knowledge and skills ... More
14. Textual Analysis

14. Textual Analysis  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0014
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198702740
This chapter discusses the principles of textual analysis as a means of gathering information and evidence in political research. Textual analysis has generated strong interest as a ... More
15. The European Parliament

15. The European Parliament  

Ian Bache, Simon Bulmer, Stephen George, and Owen Parker

in Politics in the European Union (4th edn)

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2017
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9780191850950
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199689668.003.0015
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chapter
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9780199689668
This chapter focuses on the European Parliament (EP), the one directly elected institution of the European Union. It first provides an overview of the EP’s composition and functions before ... More
14. Textual Analysis*

14. Textual Analysis*  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0014
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820628
This chapter discusses the principles of textual analysis as a means of gathering information and evidence in political research. Textual analysis has generated strong interest as a ... More
15. The European Parliament

15. The European Parliament  

Simon Bulmer, Owen Parker, Ian Bache, Stephen George, and Charlotte Burns

in Politics in the European Union (5th edn)

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
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9780191860386
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820635.003.0015
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chapter
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9780198820635
This chapter focuses on the European Parliament (EP), the one directly elected institution of the European Union. It first provides an overview of the EP’s composition and functions, before ... More
9. Comparative Research

9. Comparative Research  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850738
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198702740
This chapter explores the principles of comparative research design as well as the issues and problems associated with different aspects of the approach. In particular, it considers the ... More
9. Comparative Research

9. Comparative Research  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860379
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820628.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820628
This chapter explores the principles of comparative research design as well as the issues and problems associated with different aspects of the approach. In particular, it considers the ... More

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