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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

Survey Research
Survey research
Bruno Cautrès

Survey research is among the most important methodological instruments of modern social sciences. Conducting a survey could even be qualified as the major activity of social scientists. From the early stages of modern social sciences to the latest contemporary developments, ‘surveying’ social and political phenomena is certainly the most unifying mode of investigating the world across the disciplines and the methodological paradigms of social sciences. Presenting an exhaustive panorama of ‘survey research’ is not only quasi-impossible to do in a one-chapter exercise, but also destined to be no longer up to date very quickly. There have been many rapid technical developments in the field of social science surveys in recent years and the survey research ...

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