The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations

1st Edition

eISBN-13: 9781526486400

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The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of the field and its research processes through the empirical and research scholarship of leading international authors. The book is structured along the lines of applied research in the discipline: from formulating good research questions and designing a good research project, to various modes of theoretical argumentation, through conceptualization, to empirical measurement and analysis. 



Each chapter offers new approaches and builds upon existing methods. Through its seven parts, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practicing academics, will be guided through the design, methods and analysis of issues in Political Science and International Relations discipline:


Part One: Formulating Good Research Questions and Designing Good Research Projects


Part Two: Methods of Theoretical Argumentation


Part Three: Conceptualization & Measurement


Part Four: Large-Scale Data Collection & Representation Methods


Part Five: Quantitative-Empirical Methods


Part Six: Qualitative & “Mixed” Methods


Part Seven: EITM & EMTI



ISBNs 9781526486400, 1526486407
Language English
Number of Pages 1332
Edition 1st