The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of research processes in social science — from the ideation and design of research projects, through the construction of theoretical arguments, to conceptualization, measurement, & data collection, and quantitative & qualitative empirical analysis — exposited through 65 major new contributions from leading international methodologists.
Each chapter surveys, builds upon, and extends the modern state of the art in its area. Following through its six-part organization, 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:
Part One: Formulating Good Research Questions & 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