Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science
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Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Edited by Hans Keman and Jaap J. Woldendorp

This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research methods and applications currently in use in political science. It combines theory and methodology (qualitative and quantitative), and offers insights into the major approaches and their roots in the philosophy of scientific knowledge. Including a comprehensive discussion of the relevance of a host of digital data sources, plus the dos and don’ts of data collection in general, the book also explains how to use diverse research tools and highlights when and how to apply these techniques.
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Chapter 18: The role of high-quality surveys in political science research

Sarah Butt, Sally Widdop and Lizzy Winstone

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18 The role of high-quality surveys in political science research Sarah Butt, Sally Widdop and Lizzy Winstone 1 INTRODUCTION Surveys have become one of the most commonly used methods of quantitative data collection in the social sciences. They pro...

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