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Empirical Political Analysis

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Empirical Political Analysis by Craig Leonard Brians
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Empirical Political Analysis introduces students to the full range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in political science research.
Organized around all of the stages of the research process, this comprehensive text surveys designing experiments, conducting research, evaluating results, and presenting findings. With exercises in the text and in a companion lab manual, Empirical Political Analysis gives students applied insights on the scopes and methods of political science research.


  • Offers comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative research methods in political science, a hallmark since it first published over 25 years ago.
  • Covers the research process from start to finish—hypothesis formation, literature review, research design, data gathering, data analysis, and research report writing.
  • Includes in-depth examples of political science research to give discipline-specific instruction on political analysis.
  • Features a “Practical Research Ethics” box in every chapter to make students aware of common ethical dilemmas and potential solutions to them.
  • Written by political scientists who actively publish in subfields ranging from comparative politics to environmental policy to political communications to voting behavior.
  • Includes learning goals, key terms, and research examples to help students engage and explore the most important concepts.
Taylor and Francis; May 2016
446 pages; ISBN 9781315510194
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Title: Empirical Political Analysis
Author: Craig Leonard Brians
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